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By Terry Pratchett

Lost within the relax deeps of house among the galaxies, it sails on endlessly, a flat, round international carried at the again of a large turtle—


—a land the place the unforeseen might be anticipated. the place the strangest issues take place to the nicest humans. Like Brutha, an easy lad who in basic terms desires to have a tendency his melon patch. until eventually in the future he hears the voice of a god calling his identify. A small god, to ensure. yet bossy as Hell.

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However it seldom solutions prayers. The water form rose point with the deck and stored velocity with Om. It constructed a face, and opened a mouth. ‘Well? ’ it acknowledged. ‘Greetings, oh Queen of—’ Om begun. The watery eyes concentrated. ‘But you're only a small god. and also you dare to summon me? ’ The wind howled within the rigging. ‘I have believers,’ acknowledged Om. ‘So i've got the right,’ there has been the briefest of pauses. Then the ocean Queen stated, ‘One believer? ’ ‘One or many doesn't topic here,’ acknowledged Om. ‘I have rights. ’ ‘And what rights do you call for, little tortoise? ’ acknowledged the Queen of the ocean. ‘Save the ship,’ acknowledged Om. The Queen used to be silent. ‘You need to supply the request,’ acknowledged Om. ‘It’s the principles. ’ ‘But i will identify my price,’ acknowledged the ocean Queen. ‘That’s the foundations, too. ’ ‘And it is going to be excessive. ’ ‘It may be paid. ’ The column of water started to cave in again into the waves. ‘I will reflect on this. ’ Om stared down into the white sea. The send rolled, sliding him back off the deck, after which rolled again. A flailing foreclaw hooked itself round the stanchion as Om’s shell spun round, and for a second either hind legs paddled helplessly over the waters. after which Om was once shaken loose. anything white swept down in the direction of him as he seesawed over the sting, and he bit it. Brutha yelled and pulled his hand up, with Om trailing at the finish of it. ‘You didn’t need to chunk! ’ The send pitched right into a wave and flung him to the deck. Om allow cross and rolled away. whilst Brutha obtained to his toes, or at the least to his arms and knees, he observed the crewmen status round him. of them grabbed him by way of the elbows as a wave crashed over the send. ‘What are you doing? ’ They have been attempting to steer clear of taking a look at his face. They dragged him in the direction of the rail. someplace within the scuppers Om screamed on the Sea Queen. ‘It’s the foundations! the foundations! ’ 4 sailors had bought carry of Brutha now. Om may perhaps pay attention, above the roaring of the hurricane, the silence of the barren region. ‘Wait,’ acknowledged Brutha. ‘It’s not anything personal,’ acknowledged one of many sailors. ‘We don’t are looking to do that. ’ ‘I don’t wish you to do it either,’ acknowledged Brutha. ‘Is that any aid? ’ ‘The sea wishes a life,’ stated the oldest sailor. ‘Yours is nearest. okay, get his—’ ‘Can I make my peace with my God? ’ ‘What? ’ ‘If you’re going to kill me, am i able to pray to my God first? ’ ‘It’s now not us that’s killing you,’ acknowledged the sailor. ‘It’s the ocean. ’ ‘“The hand that does the deed is to blame of the crime,”’ acknowledged Brutha. ‘Ossory, bankruptcy LVI, verse ninety three. ’ The sailors checked out each other. At a time like this, it was once not likely clever to antagonize any god. The send skidded down the facet of a wave. ‘You’ve acquired ten seconds,’ acknowledged the oldest sailor. ‘That’s ten seconds greater than many males get. ’ Brutha lay down at the deck, helped significantly by means of one other wave that slammed into the timbers. Om was once dimly conscious of the prayer, to his shock. He couldn’t make out the phrases, however the prayer itself used to be an itch in the back of his brain. ‘Don’t ask me,’ he acknowledged, attempting to get upright, ‘I’m out of options—’ The send smacked down … … directly to a relaxed sea. The hurricane nonetheless raged, yet in simple terms round a widening circle with the send within the center.

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