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Don't Underestimate an Education


The face of the great mage of Shothoggow turned red with anger.

“You say that I’m a smug and vain idiot? After I did all this?”

A few moments ago, he wiped out half of the nearby population; the only thing with him was a snake slithering on the ground.

“What do you mean by? Take it back or things will get worse? You will think twice before calling me – the Mightiest and the Wisest – disgusting slimy snake. Go, catch some frogs. Maybe you will find a cursed princess or something, you slowworm!”

The snake turned his head towards the mage and hissed.

“Smatterer? Say who? The one who couldn’t even read? What if a slowworm isn’t a snake; it doesn’t matter. There are more important things than zoology, you redneck. A cow or a sheep, it doesn’t matter which one if it’s on the plate. Go … slither away! And look out for hedgehogs.”

Great mage laughed.

The reptile found an exposed spot below the mage’s knee.


The snake slithered away.

And it rattled its tail.


© 2003





"Things just happen. What the hell."
* Terry Pratchett. Hogfather


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