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Terry Pratchett – Pyramids (1989)

Right. Good. So noon would be age 35, am I right? Now considering that most children can toddle at a year or so, the four legs reference is really unsuitable, wouldn’t you agree? I mean, most of the morning is spent on two legs. According to your analogy–” he paused and did a few calculations with a convenient thigh bone–“only about twenty minutes after 00.00 hours, half an hour tops, is spent on four legs. Am I right? Be fair.”

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Terry Pratchett – Pyramids (1989)

These men are philosophers, he thought. They had told him so. So their brains must be so big that they have room for ideas that no one else would consider for five seconds. On the way to the tavern Xeno had explained to him, for example, why it was logically impossible to fall out of a tree.

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Terry Pratchett – Pyramids (1989)

As far as camels were concerned, the way to mighty intellectual development was to have nothing much to do and nothing to do it with.

He reached the crest of the dune, gazed with approval over the rolling sands ahead of him, and began to think in logarithms.