page 48 of 244 of An Unrestored Woman

The Imperial Police

He’s making an assumption that because Abheet’s salute is (perhaps) insolent, that there could never be order: “How could a country even hope to govern itself with such obvious lack of self-control?” even though Abheet seems to be in complete control of himself and it is Jenkins who is the problem. But he’s in charge, he has the authority so the resentment spins round like the fan he hates.