raisindot wrote: pip wrote:
Yes but one is a deep philisophicaly important discussion.
Then theres the pope one.
Don't even think about attacking my preferred deity, Anoia. I'll defend to the death any attempts to shatter my belief in tidy kitchen drawers and cutlerly.
Oh purr-lease! Next thing you'll be telling us about somebody building an ark because of global warming - in c. 5009 BCE
Pooh is of course being poohish.
the ultimate gamesmaster (gambler too perhaps but you can bet *sorry
he's a brilliant card counter) as well as a supreme tactician. Yes, he knows 'everything' that goes on in Ankh-Morpork and he has Lady M to keep him in the mix on what's going down in Uberwald in terms of her interest in Bonk especially PLUS his own sources of info with the deceased former diplomat for A-M who's killed right at the beginning of the book...
is the overriding reason (including especially the clacks coming down) to send Vimes out there with the others. As we're all saying Inigo Skimmer's (skimming for info anyone?
) the key person in that group on the espionage side of things and why he's off to the clacks station at the first opportunity and of course an appointment with Wolfgang. For Vetinari it's the communication breakdown that's most important (but not personal
even though it's meant he can't talk to Margalotta for a bit...
), so in a way Vimes mission is to smooth things down with the Low King so the clacks goes back up.
Gavin. How could Vetinari possibly
know about Gavin's mission aside from observing his arrival in A-M and seeing him leave with Angua. Yes he knew about Gavin's involvement, but I fail to see how he could know WHY
he was there or indeed why Angua left with him. That's the wild card - I'll let you have the point on Carrot with the resignation aspect except
so far as he was concerned he was out altogether because Angua had deserted him and he couldn't stand it.
The King's Shilling - if I didn't know you better I'd say you'd been smoking too many garden plants There is no King of A-M to have his laws flouted
. If, in a literal-minded way, you want
a King then Carrot is your man/dwarf. The King can make his own law, but he (or she) has other people to enforce it. The King's shilling and kissing the Duchess are nothing more than meaningless traditions. Soldiers and policeman are professionals. But they can walk away or chose to serve in their own way like Polly and Jackrum do. In that respect policemen have more in-built flexibility because the Law can be interpreted
. No King . No Duchess. Just your bog standard Terms and Conditions of employment.
to resign - Vetinari played along with him, knowing fairly well that he'd be back eventually. Gavin and his effect on Carrot in making Angua break rank and not travel with Vimes are unexpected events which Vetinari can afford to overlook, or more likely factor into, his overall gameplan. because it really didn't matter where Carrot was
was going to Uberwald anyway to sort her family out.