Vimes has no idea how lenient I am with him, does he? No other patrician would tolerate his insolence. Snapcase would have had his head off three times today, at the very least. The man needs to stay out of my affairs.
And speaking of those affairs... I believe I may have ruined everything with Rufus. And, perhaps, Alison. Why can't I, as good with words as I am, say the right thing?