Sven: Servant! Put that down and come here.
Leif: Right away, Culture Minister.
Sven: Take the girls to the diplomatic residence. You can take their arms to pull them if necessary.
Ragnild: But, Dad!
Sven: If you want this author to sign something, leave it with me and I’ll take care of it.
Iona: I wanted to talk to her . . .
Ragnild: How come we can’t see her in person? Are we scared of her?
Sven: No. We’re not scared of her.
Interesting, even the natives have a conern about vampires. But that means he doesn’t trust they will obey the laws regarding children. Little faith or something more sinister, like him being in on the plot to kill his pointy toothed guests?