- This may be a minor one, but I really like the relief of the Klatchian commander:
The commander swallowed. 'We give in', he said.
'What, just like that, sir?' said his sergeant. 'Without a fight?'
'Yes, sergeant. Without a fight. This man can make water run uphill and he has a commander. I love the idea of giving in without a fight. I've fought for ten years and giving in without a fight is what I've always wanted to do.'
- It is a small thing, but... Lady Sybil has been occupying her mind with knitting socks for Vimes.
'Er... how long do yo uthink my legs are?'
'Um...' She looked at the knitting. 'Do you need a scarf?'