“I used to like walking through the woods on a nice spring morning, Stibbons. You mean to say the trees were at it like knives the whole time?”
Ponder’s horticultural knowledge found itself a little exhausted at this point. He tried to remember what he could about his uncle, who’d spend most of his life up a ladder.
“I, er, think camel-hair brushes are sometimes involved–” he began, but Ridcully’s expression told him that this wasn’t a welcome fact.
– Ponder gives the senior faculty The Talk |
Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent