By Terry Pratchett
Amazingly, former arch-swindler-turned-Postmaster common wet von Lipwig has in some way controlled to get the woefully inefficient Ankh-Morpork publish workplace operating like . . . good, in contrast to a central authority workplace in any respect. Now the preferrred despot Lord Vetinari is calling wet if he'd prefer to make a few genuine cash. Vetinari desires wet to resuscitate the venerable Royal Mint—so that maybe it is going to not fee significantly greater than a penny to make a penny.
Moist does not wish the activity. even if, a request from Ankh-Morpork's present ruling tyrant isn't really a "request" in step with se, extra like a "once-in-a-lifetime-offer-you-can-certainly-refuse-if-you-feel-you've-lived-quite-long-enough." So wet will simply need to learn how to take care of aged Royal financial institution chairman Topsy (née Turvy) Lavish and her loaded crossbows, a face-lapping Mint supervisor, and a first-rate clerk who is most likely a vampire. yet he will quickly be making deadly enemies in addition to funds, in particular if he cannot determine the place the entire gold has gone.
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Might it's that straightforward? good, it'd be. Owlswick used to be loopy adequate in a gentle, bewildered type of approach. He had the glance of 1 who’d in the past given up attempting to comprehend the area past his easel, a guy for whom reason and impression had no visible linkage. the place might a guy like that cover? wet lit the lamp and walked over to the battered wreckage of his dresser. once more he chosen the tatty grey swimsuit. It had sentimental worth; he have been hanged in it. And it was once an unmemorable swimsuit for an unmemorable guy, with the additional benefit, not like black, of no longer displaying up at midnight. * pondering forward, he went into the kitchen, too, and stole a few dirt rags from a cabinet. The hall was once quite good lit via the lamps each few yards. yet lamps create shadows, and in a single of them, beside an important Ping Dynasty vase from Hunghung, wet was once only a patch of grey on grey. A shield walked previous, treacherously silent at the thick carpet. while he’d long gone, wet moved quickly down the flight of marble steps and tucked himself in the back of a potted palm that somebody had suggestion essential to placed there. The flooring of the financial institution all opened onto the most corridor which, just like the one within the put up workplace, went from floor ground to roof. occasionally, looking on the structure, a protect on a flooring above may see the ground lower than. occasionally, the guards walked over uncarpeted marble. occasionally, at the top flooring, they crossed patches of good tiling, which rang like a bell. wet stood and listened, attempting to decide up the rhythm of the patrols. there have been greater than he’d anticipated. Come on lads, you’re operating defense, what concerning the conventional all-night poker online game! Don’t you understand how to act? It used to be like a superb puzzle. It was once larger than night-climbing, greater even than severe Sneezing! And the awesome factor approximately it used to be this: if he was once stuck, why, he used to be simply trying out the protection! good performed, lads, you discovered me… yet he mustn’t be stuck. A defend got here upstairs, jogging slowly and intentionally. He leaned opposed to the balustrade and, to Moist’s annoyance, lit the stub of a cigarette. wet watched from among the fronds whereas the fellow leaned very easily at the marble, having a look down on the ground less than. He was once definite that guards weren’t alleged to do that. And smoking, too! After a number of reflective drags, the protect dropped the butt, trod on it, and persisted up the steps. options struggled for dominance in Moist’s brain. Screaming somewhat louder was once: He had a crossbow! Do they shoot first to prevent having to invite questions later? but additionally there, vibrating with indignation, was once a voice announcing: He stubbed out that rattling cigarette correct there at the marble! these tall brass wossnames with the little bowls of white sand are there for a cause, you recognize! while the guy had disappeared above him, wet ran down the remainder of the flight, slid around the polished marble on his dust-rag-covered boots, chanced on the door that led right down to the basement, opened it fast, and remembered simply in time to shut it quietly in the back of him.