‘Actually, Mr Vimes, I think we could,’ said Carrot. ‘And the army, too. I mean, I don’t see why we can’t. We could charge them with behaviour likely to cause a breach of the peace, sir. I mean, that’s what warfare is.’
Vimes’s face split in a manic grin. ‘I like it.’
‘But in fairness our – that is, the Ankh-Morpork army – are also–’
‘Then you’d better arrest them too,’ said Vimes. ‘Arrest the lot of ‘em. Conspiracy to cause an affray,’ he started to count on his fingers, ‘going equipped to commit a crime, obstruction, threatening behaviour, loitering with intent, loitering within tent, hah, travelling for the purposes of committing a crime, malicious lingering and carrying concealed weapons.’
‘I don’t think that one–’ Carrot began.
‘I can’t see ‘em,’ said Vimes.