The Fifth Elephant

Commander Vimes arrives as Ankh-Morpork's ambassador but he soon finds he's an escaped prisoner--out in the icy woods, wearing only the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya and being chased by a pack of fascist werewolves who don't play by the ...

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552146161

Category: Children's stories

Page: 459

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SAM VIMES IS A MAN ON THE RUN. YESTERDAY HE WAS A DUKE, A CHIEF OF POLICE AND THE AMBASSADOR TO THE MYSERIOUS, FAT-RICH COUNTRY OF UBERWALD. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya (don't ask). It's snowing. It's freezing. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're bright. They're fast. They're werewolves - and they're catching up. The Fifth Elephant is Terry Pratchett's latest instalment in the Discworld cycle, this time starring dwarfs, diplomacy, intrigue and big lumps of fat.


Clacks

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Author: Frederic P. Miller

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ISBN: 9786130665784

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The clacks in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels is a network of semaphore towers stretching along the Sto Plains, into the Ramtops and across the Unnamed Continent to Genua. It was introduced in The Fifth Elephant and has become the Discworld's first telecommunications network. While the system structure is that of a telegraph, elements of it are often described as similar to the Internet; for example, it threatens to make the Post Office obsolete in Going Postal (which also features a group of clacks hackers) and is sometimes described as 'c-mail' (a clear reference to e-mail). 'C-commerce' is also carried out on it. They are likely to be based on the real-world optical telegraphs used in the early 19th century before electrical telegraphy made them obsolete. Or other possible influences for the clacks system is the similar semaphore network in the Keith Roberts novel Pavane or the hoodwinker towers in The Blue World by Jack Vance. A similar telegraph system is described in the L. Sprague de Camp novel Lest Darkness Fall.

The Wit And Wisdom Of Discworld

Guaranteed to transport you back to your favourite or forgotten Discworld moments it is the perfect book for die-hard Pratchett fans, as well as anyone coming to the Discworld for the first time.

Author: Stephen Briggs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407035509

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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'A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.' From, THE FIFTH ELEPHANT 'Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.' From, MOVING PICTURES The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld is a collection of the wittiest, pithiest and wisest quotations from this extraordinary universe, dealing one-by-one with each book in the canon. Guaranteed to transport you back to your favourite or forgotten Discworld moments it is the perfect book for die-hard Pratchett fans, as well as anyone coming to the Discworld for the first time.


Discworld Roleplaying Game

A role playing game based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld for 2-6 players. Equipment needed: pencils, paper, and 3 six-sided dice.

Author: Steve Jackson Games

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ISBN: 9781556348068

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 408

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The best-selling works of Terry Pratchett chronicle events on the Discworld. The Discworld Roleplaying Game, Second Edition takes things a step further, enabling gamers to dream up their own oddball cast and have new and exciting (mis)adventures on the Disc. The Second Edition updates the First Edition (1998) and its supplement, GURPS Discworld Also (2001), to encompass novels written since The Fifth Elephant (1999) as well as the latest version of the rules, GURPS Fourth Edition (2004).

Discworld Books

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Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230855271

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This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 48. Chapters: Discworld Mapp series, Graphic novels, Novels, A Tourist Guide to Lancre, Death's Domain, Discworld, Discworld Diary, List of Discworld Books, Nanny Ogg's Cookbook, Once More* With Footnotes, Rincewind series, The Art of Discworld, The Discworld Almanak, The Discworld Companion, The Pratchett Portfolio, The Science of Discworld, The Streets of Ankh-Morpork, The Unseen University Challenge, The Unseen University Cut Out Book, Death's Domain, A Hat Full of Sky, Carpe Jugulum, Equal Rites, Eric, Feet of Clay, Going Postal, Good Omens, Guards! Guards!, Hogfather, Interesting Times, I Shall Wear Midnight, Jingo, Lords and Ladies, Making Money, Maskerade, Men at Arms, Monstrous Regiment, Mort, Moving Pictures, Nation, Night Watch, Pyramids, Pyramids, Reaper Man, Small Gods, Soul Music, Sourcery, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, The Carpet People, The Colour of Magic, The Fifth Elephant, The Last Continent, The Last Hero, The Light Fantastic, The Truth, The Wee Free Men, Thief of Time, Thud!, Wintersmith, Witches Abroad, Wyrd Sisters. Excerpt: A Tourist Guide To Lancre is the third book in the Discworld Mapp series, and the first to be illustrated by Paul Kidby. As with the other maps, the basic design and booklet were compiled by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. The Mapp shows the mountain country of Lancre, with the Ramtops drawn in a vertigo-inducing perspective shot, rather than as a relief diagram. The accompanying booklet details the history, geography and folklore of the country, with contributions from both Gytha Ogg (anticipating the style of Nanny Ogg's Cookbook) and Eric Wheelbrace, the Discworld's most famous hillwalker (a parody of Alfred Wainwright). The Death series is one of the trilogies which make up the Discworld books. File: TCoM.cover.jpgCover of an early edition of The Colour of Magic; art by...

Harper s Round Table

Has he been breaking open some other elephant's trunk , or keeping the King
awake at night by trumpeting under the palace windows ? ” In truth , the fifth
elephant certainly did seem a most 9 the American Legation , as we came back
across ...

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Harper s Young People

Has he been breaking open some other elephant's trunk , BY DAVID KER , or
keeping the King awake at night by trumpeting ... TELL , if those are white
elephants , I don't think In truth , the fifth elephant certainly did seem a most much
of them ...

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The Pagel Story

The smallest of the elephants could hardly drag himself to the circus site . Pagel
was called to the lot . He found four of his elephants lying around the twin - pole
tent . The fifth was still on his feet , but rocking and swinging his trunk from side to
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Author: Carel Birkby

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Category: Circus

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Proceedings of the Fifth TAWIRI Scientific Conference

2 ) , indicating that they were of two young adult elephants ( 6 - 8 years ) . The
small bones collected from the same site were intermediate carpal , ulna - carpal
and carpal IV bones of the left fore leg and two tibiotarsa bones one from the left ...

Author: Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute. Scientific Conference

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Category: Natural history

Page: 361

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Transactions of the Fifth fifth sic North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

1989b), who found that elephant population declines are best understood in
terms of competition between human and elephants for limited resources. The
Economic Value of Elephants The economic value of African elephants has long
been ...

Author: Richard E. McCabe

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Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 639

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The National Magazine

... the became evident to these conservative military career of our heroes for a
period people also ; and though elephants ... behold , a change comes o'er him :
among them on a litter a fifth elephant , Where are all his sorrows now ? dressed
to ...

Author: Abel Stevens

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The New York Review of Science Fiction

00 hb ; 296 pages The Fifth Elephant : A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett
New York : HarperPrism , April 2000 ; $ 24 . 00 hb ; 323 pages reviewed by
Graham Sleight Terry Pratchett has now been compared so often to P . G .
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An Unofficial Companion to the Novels of Terry Pratchett

The Fifth Elephant Spanish . The Discworld rests on the back of four elephants ,
but legend has it that a fifth crashed into the disc , creating mountains and valleys
. Now ' fifth elephant ' is another name for eminence grise , someone who ...

Author: Andrew M. Butler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781846450433

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

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Entries on plot lines and characters, articles on key themes and discussions of artwork, television adaptations and collaborative work make this the most comprehensive, fascinating and illuminating companion to the work of Terry Prarchett, one of our most entertaining - and greatest - writers.