By Terry Pratchett
They are saying there are just belongings you can expect ...
But that used to be earlier than demise began wondering the existential. after all, the very last thing a person wishes is a squeamish Grim Reaper and shortly his Discworld bosses have despatched him off with most sensible needs and a well-earned gold watch. Now dying is having the time of his existence, discovering greener pastures the place he can positioned his scythe to an entire new use.
But like several cutback in a big public provider, DEATH's loss of life quickly ends up in chaos and unrest -- actually, for these whose time was once speculated to be up, like Windle Poons. The oldest geezer within the whole college of Unseen college -- domestic of magic, wizardry, and large dinners -- Windle was once anticipating an excellent afterlife, now not this uninteresting been-there-done-that regimen. To get the clean commence he merits, Windle and the remainder of Ankh-Morpork's undead and underemployed trigger to discover loss of life and shop the realm for the dwelling (and every body else, of course).
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I don't know what it is," answered Fiver wretchedly. "There isn't any danger here, at this moment. But it's coming--it's coming. Oh, Hazel, look! The field! " "Don't be silly, it's only the light of the sunset. " Fiver sat trembling and crying among the nettles as Hazel tried to reassure him and to find out what it could be that had suddenly driven him beside himself. If he was terrified, why did he not run for safety, as any sensible rabbit would? But Fiver could not explain and only grew more and more distressed.
In a wild and free state they ... stray sometimes for miles ... wandering until they find a suitable environment. M. Lockley, The Private Life of the Rabbit It was getting on toward moonset when they left the fields and entered the wood. Straggling, catching up with one another, keeping more or less together, they had wandered over half a mile down the fields, always following the course of the brook. Although Hazel guessed that they must now have gone further from the warren than any rabbit he had ever talked to, he was not sure whether they were yet safely away: and it was while he was wondering--not for the first time--whether he could hear sounds of pursuit that he first noticed the dark masses of the trees and the brook disappearing among them.
R. M. Lockley's remarkable book, The Private Life of the Rabbit. Anyone who wishes to know more about the migrations of yearlings, about pressing chin glands, chewing pellets, the effects of over-crowding in warrens, the phenomenon of re-absorption of fertilized embryos, the capacity of buck rabbits to fight stoats, or any other features of Lapine life, should refer to that definitive work. PART I The Journey 1. The Notice Board CHORUS: Why do you cry out thus, unless at some vision of horror? CASSANDRA: The house reeks of death and dripping blood.