Executing a step of the sword-dance within a yard of her, he reiterated
"Shcream so zat zey may come back!"
She blinked, but held her ground.
"I insist upon knowing what you mean, Rudolph! I insist upon your telling me! What are you doing here in that preposterous kilt?"
The Baron's wits brightened with the acuteness of the emergency.
"Ha!" he cried, "I vill take my kilt off--take him off before your eyes this instant if you do not shcream!"
But she merely closed her eyes.
"If you dare! If you dare, Rudolph, I shall inform your Emperor! And I will not look! I cannot see you!"