By Terry Pratchett
They are saying there are just stuff you can expect ...
But that used to be prior to demise all started brooding about the existential. after all, the very last thing someone wishes is a squeamish Grim Reaper and shortly his Discworld bosses have despatched him off with most sensible needs and a well-earned gold watch. Now demise is having the time of his existence, discovering greener pastures the place he can positioned his scythe to an entire new use.
But like all cutback in a big public provider, DEATH's dying quickly ends up in chaos and unrest -- actually, for these whose time was once speculated to be up, like Windle Poons. The oldest geezer within the complete college of Unseen college -- domestic of magic, wizardry, and large dinners -- Windle was once watching for an excellent afterlife, no longer this uninteresting been-there-done-that regimen. To get the clean commence he merits, Windle and the remainder of Ankh-Morpork's undead and underemployed trigger to discover loss of life and store the realm for the dwelling (and every body else, of course).
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The Doctor consulted his papers. " The Very Young Man leaped to the top of a rock and looked out over the desolate waste helplessly. " he asked dubiously. " "It's down there, about five miles," said the Doctor. "I saw it yesterday as we came . " , . "That's easy/' said the Very Young Man, and he started off enthusiastically, followed by the others. In less than two hours they found themselves at the edge of the pit. It appeared almost circular in form, apparently about five miles across and its smooth, shining walls extended almost perpendicularly down into blackness.