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It was a moonless night, which was good for the purposes of Solid Jackson.
Consider the tortoise and the eagle.
According to the First Scroll of Wen the Eternally Surprised, Wen stepped out of the cave where he had recieved enlightenment and into the dawning light of the first day of the ***
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The sun rose slowly, as if it wasn't sure it was worth all the effort.
When the storm came, it hit the hills like a hammer.
They say the world is flat and supported on the back of four elephants who themselves stand on the back of a giant turtle.
The rumor spread through the city like wildfire (which had quite often spread through Ankh-Morpork since its citizens had learned the words ''fire insurance'').
Polly cut off her hair in front of the mirror, feeling slightly guilty about not feeling guilty about doing so.
The bees of Death are big and black, they buzz low and somber, they keep their honey in combs of wax as white as altar candles.
Sam Vimes sighed when he heard the scream, but he finished shaving before he did anything about it.
Every day, Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch would be home at six o'clock sharp to read to Young Sam, who was one year old.
In a distant and secondhand set of dimensions, in an astral plane that was never meant to fly, the curling starmists waver and part...
This is a story about memory.
They lay in the dark, guarding.
This is where the gods play games with the lives of men, on a board which is a one and the same time a simple playing area and the whole world.
Corporal Carrot, Ankh-Morpork City Guard (Night Watch), sat down in his nightshirt, took up his pencil, sucked the end for a moment, and then wrote:
This is the bright candlelit room where the life-timers are stored-shelf upon shelf of them, squat hourglasses, one for every living person, pouring their fine sand from the future
The wind howled.
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It was midnight in Ankh-Morpork's Royal Art Museum.
The place where the story happened was a world on the back of four elephants perched on the shell of a giant turtle.
Some things start before other things.
This is a story about magic and where it goes and perhaps more importantly where it comes from and why, although it doesn't pretend to answer all or any of these questions.
It was a warm spring night when a fist knocked at the door so hard that the hinges bent.
It came crackling over the hills, like an invisible fog.
Against the stars a turtle passes, carrying four elephants on its shell.
Through the shredded black clouds a fire moved like a dying star, falling back to the earth -the earth, that is, of the Discworld- but unlike any star ever had done before ***
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Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.
The Morris dance is common to all inhabited worlds in the multiverse.
Nothing but stars, scattered across the blackness as though the Creator had smashed the windscreen of his car and hadn't bothered to stop to sweep up the pieces.
... the sound the heavy club made as it connected with the head.
This is where the dragons went.
This is the Discworld, which travels through space on the back of four elephants which themselves stand on the shell of Great A'Tuin, the sky turtle.
The wind howled.
There was a man and he had eight sons.
They say that the prospect of being hanged in the morning concentrates a man's mind wonderfully;
Rats! They fought the dogs and killed the cats, and -

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