‘You’re going to let them play soldiers?’ said Vimes.
'Oh, Commander Vimes,’ said Mr Burleigh, smiling. 'As a military man yourself, you must––.’
Sometimes people can attract attention by shouting. They might opt for thumping a table, or even take a swing at someone else. But Vimes achieved the effect by freezing, by simply doing nothing. The chill radiated off him. Lines in his face locked like a statue.
’I am not a military man.’