By Terry Pratchett
Twoflower was once a vacationer, the 1st ever obvious at the Discworld. vacationer, Rincewind determined, intended fool. someplace at the frontier among idea and truth exists the Discworld, a parallel time and position which would sound and odor a great deal like our personal, yet which seems to be totally different. It performs through assorted ideas. definitely it refuses to succumb to the old fashioned thought that universes are governed through natural common sense and the concord of numbers. yet simply because the Disc is various doesn't suggest that a few issues don't remain an analogous. Its very life is set to be threatened through a wierd new blight: the arriving of the 1st vacationer, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. but when the individual charged with conserving that survival within the face of robbers, mercenaries and, good, loss of life is a spectacularly inept wizard, a bit good judgment could turn into a great idea...
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Kaye nodded. ” The microwave beeped, and Kaye stirred instantcoffee “crystals” into both cups. A thin white foam formed on the surface. Janet nodded. “I totally went after her, but Dough stopped me and Kenny stopped her and Fatima came over and started saying how it was a big misunderstanding and all that, even though she didn’t see what happened. ” Looking down into the cup, she saw the dark, still water of the stream. qx4 3/6/14 9:59 AM Page 47 nothing at all was happening. Roiben—the most cool, amazing, dangerous storybook guy ever—said he was going to see her again.
He obviously believed her to be part of some plan to kill him. Still, he slid his body back until he could lean against the trunk of an oak. He was braced, waiting to see what she would do. She thought of the faeries she had known when she was a child—impish, quick things— no mention of wars or magical arrows or enemies, certainly no lies, no deception. qx4 3/6/14 9:59 AM Page 25 bleeding in the dirt beside her told her how wrong her perceptions of Faery had been. Her fingers flinched away from the wound in his chest.
He didn’t look much older than she was. ” She shook her head again. He was long-limbed—he would be tall if he were standing. Taller than most people, taller than any faerie she had ever seen—still, she had no doubt that was what he was, if for no other reason than the pointed tops of his ears knifing through his wet hair—and that he was beautiful in a way that made her breath catch. He licked his lips. There was blood on them. “Pity,” he said quietly. She took a step toward him, and he twisted into a defensive crouch.