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In another Trouser-leg of Time

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“…bingeley-bingeley beep…Seven eh em…Arrest Prince Cadram and army…Seven twenty-five…Arrest Ankh-Morpork army…Seven forty-eight…Say goodbye to 71-hour Ahmed…Things To Do Today: Go Home…”

Commander Vimes was lying in front of the Palace, bleeding out and listening to the Dis-organizer. And Vimes thought: I nearly did go. I nearly went to Klatch.

“…bingeley…Eight oh two eh em, Corporal Nobbs cooking…Eight oh three eh em… Sergeant Detritus sleeping in the desert heat…Eight oh three eh em and seven seconds…Corporal Angua enjoying the sunshine…Eight oh three eh em and fourteen seconds…Captain Carrot Ironfoundersson organizing football match…”

I saw them all alive… somewhere else.