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Discworld 15 - Men at Arms

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    Alexandr Barshevskyhas quoted4 years ago
    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…
    Anastasiya Glushkovahas quoted5 months ago
    Wolfbane? You didn’t need daft old herbs to make your life a problem, if you spent one week every month with two extra legs and four extra nipples.
    Миша Антоновhas quoted7 months ago
    Everyone in the room ducked, except for the two Watchmen, one of whom was in a sense pre-ducked and the other of whom was several minutes behind events
    Миша Антоновhas quoted9 months ago
    The transient moment of camaraderie in adversity completely evaporated
    Миша Антоновhas quoted9 months ago
    In theory the longbow would be a deadly weapon in his hands, just as soon as he mastered the art of when to let go
    Миша Антоновhas quoted10 months ago
    struck people as simple

    Поражать людей простотой

    Anastasiya Glushkovahas quoted10 months ago
    It was a scene to make a happy man slit his wrists on a fine spring morning.
    Макс Поляковhas quoted3 years ago
    “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 Поляковhas quoted3 years ago
    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 Поляковhas quoted3 years ago
    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 Поляковhas quoted3 years ago
    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 Поляковhas quoted3 years ago
    “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 Рожманhas quoted4 years ago
    curtains were drawn
    Анастасия Рожманhas quoted4 years ago
    student of ancient reptiles
    Анастасия Рожманhas quoted4 years ago
    came under the influence
    Alexandr Barshevskyhas quoted4 years ago
    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 Yaskohas quoted6 years ago
    “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 Yaskohas quoted6 years ago
    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 Yaskohas quoted9 years ago
    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 Yaskohas quoted9 years ago
    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.”
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