The Mad Collector wrote:Yes, one is OneManBucket (no spaces) and the other is One Man Bucket (spaces)
Slantaholic wrote:I wonder how dead. He's a copper, and I'm not sure what state she would have to have died in in order for Sam Vimes not ever want to see his mum again alive, younger, healthier, and happy. *pets poor Sam*
arranging for better lodging, more food money
“He heard the sound of sobbing from further along the barricade. It wasn’t young Sam, he knew, and Nobby Nobbs had probably cried all the tears a body was capable of some time ago.”
“There was a tradition, once, far back in the past, called the King of the Bean. A special dish was severed to all the men of the clan on certain day of the year. It contained one small hard-baked bean, and whoever got the bean was, possibly after some dental attention, hailed as king. It was quite an inexpensive system, and it worked well, probably because the clever little bald men who actually ran things and paid some attention to possible candidates were experts at palming a bean into a right bowl.
And while crop ripened and the tribe thrived and the land was fertile, the king thrived, too. But when, in the fullness of time, crops failed and the ice came back and animals were inexplicably barren, the clever little bald men sharpened their long knives, which were mostly used to cutting mistletoe.
And on the due night, one of them went his cave and carefully baked one small bean.
Of course, that was before people were civilized. These days, no one had to eat beans.”
When we break down, it all breaks down. You can bend it, and if you make it hot enough you can bend it in a circle, but you can’t break it. When you break it, it all breaks down until there’s nothing unbroken. […] There was the Beast, all around him. And that’s all it was. A beast. Useful, but still a beast. You could hold it on a chain, and make it dance, and juggle balls. It didn’t think. It was dumb. What you were, what you were, was not The Beast.”
Not just Night Watch. There are significant differences between the US and UK versions of The Truth.NineTenthsMadness wrote: did you know there is a difference between US and UK versions in these books?
NineTenthsMadness wrote:There is a bit of text, I think it was in one of the speeches Sweeper gives to Vimes, that goes different in the two versions.[snip] Does anybody have the full text from both versions? I'm affraid I don't have the British version of NW. =)
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