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Discworld 15 - Men at Arms

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Alexandr Barshevskycompartió una citahace 3 años
So many crimes are solved by a happy accident—by the random stopping of a car, by an overhead remark, by someone of the right nationality happening to be within five miles of the scene of the crime without an alibi…
Макс Поляковcompartió una citahace 2 años
“He only drinks when he gets depressed,” said Carrot.
“Why does he get depressed?”
“Sometimes it's because he hasn't had a drink.”
Макс Поляковcompartió una citahace 2 años
The two Watchmen sprinted for the alley. The impromptu armies watched them and then, differences momentarily forgotten, gave chase.
“Where this go?”
“It goes away from the people chasing us!”
“I like this alley.”
Макс Поляковcompartió una citahace 2 años
Dwarfs were easy enough to cater for. Rat-on-a-stick was simple enough, although it meant a general improvement in Dibbler's normal catering standards.
Макс Поляковcompartió una citahace 2 años
No clowns were funny. That was the whole purpose of a clown. People laughed at clowns, but only out of nervousness. The point of clowns was that, after watching them, anything else that happened seemed enjoyable. It was nice to know there was someone worse off than you. Someone had to be the butt of the world
Макс Поляковcompartió una citahace 2 años
“Sir?”
“I mean he just disagrees with other people about the position of things. Like money. He thinks it should all be in his pocket.
Анастасия Рожманcompartió una citahace 3 años
curtains were drawn
Анастасия Рожманcompartió una citahace 3 años
student of ancient reptiles
Анастасия Рожманcompartió una citahace 3 años
came under the influence
Alexandr Barshevskycompartió una citahace 3 años
Vimes nodded. “We’re looking for anything that shouldn’t be here,” he said. “Or something that should be and isn’t. Is there anything missing?”
“Hard to say, sir. It isn’t here.”
“What?”
“Anything that’s missing, sir,” said Carrot conscientiously.
Maxim Yaskocompartió una citahace 5 años
“He’s mad, isn’t he?”
“No, mad’s when you froth at the mouf,” said Gaspode. “He’s insane. That’s when you froth at the brain.”
Maxim Yaskocompartió una citahace 5 años
As for Gaspode, he was resigning himself to a life without love, or at least any more than the practical affection experienced so far, which had consisted of an unsuspecting chihuahua and a brief liaison with a postman’s leg.
Maxim Yaskocompartió una citahace 8 años
liked people who loved and respected books, and the best way to do that, in the Librarian’s opinion, was to leave them on the shelves where Nature intended them to be.
Maxim Yaskocompartió una citahace 8 años
Tell me,” he said, in a slightly distant voice, “has there been an irretrievable breakdown of law and order?”
“Yeah. For about five hundred years,” said Colon. “Irretrievable breakdown of law’n’order is what Ankh-Morpork is all about.”
Maxim Yaskocompartió una citahace 8 años
there was crime, there should be punishment. If the specific criminal should be involved in the punishment process then this was a happy accident, but if not then any criminal would do, and since everyone was undoubtedly guilty of something, the net result was that, in general terms, justice was done.
Maxim Yaskocompartió una citahace 8 años
there was crime, there should be punishment. If the specific criminal should be involved in the punishment process then this was a happy accident, but if not then any
Maxim Yaskocompartió una citahace 8 años
First battle in the universe where the enemy were persuaded to sell their weapons
Maxim Yaskocompartió una citahace 8 años
attacked by brown dogs on a brown moorland against a sky which, contrary to established meteorological knowledge, was brown. There was a brown wardrobe. Possibly, if you fought your way through the mysterious old coats* hanging in it, you’d break through into a magical fairyland full of talking animals and goblins, but it’d probably not be worth it.
Maxim Yaskocompartió una citahace 8 años
It wasn’t much of a room. It was mainly brown. Brown oilcloth flooring, brown walls, a picture over the brown bed of a brown stag being
Maxim Yaskocompartió una citahace 8 años
The point of clowns was that, after watching them, anything else that happened seemed enjoyable.
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