Tonyblack was quicker on uptake.
You see, my opinion on elves was mainly built by JRRT - proud and beautiful folk and so on - so I was quite shocked by Terry´s elves burning villages, torturing people or pushing baby rabbits into anthill... Well, of course Terry´s elves are also
proud and beautiful folk, but - you know what I mean.
Yes, Jarmara, I was disgusted by people submitting to Count´s plan... "Torches had been lit. People had congregated there, most of them with blankets across their shoulders or a coat over their night clothes, standing around in aimless groups like people who'd heard the fire alarm but hadn't seen the smoke... 'I will just have a brief chat to the mayor,' said the Count. 'He appreciates being kept informed.' ... She noticed the vampires taking up positions in a line in front of the bell tower, about four or five feet apart. ... The Count was deep in conversation with the mayor, who was staring down at his feet. Now, across the square, the people were beginning to form lines. A couple of small children pulled away from their parents' hands and chased one another up and down the lines of people, laughing ..."
and so on
Well, you can say the people had not much of choice, against intelligent and well-organized vampires - but nevertheless, I think they should have fought against them...
And yes, I know how evil can vampires be, that´s why I like rather the Old Count´s attitude to these matters - Don´tgonearthecastle