By Terry Pratchett
The moment in a sequence of Discworld novels starring the younger witch Tiffany Aching.
Something is coming after Tiffany. . . .
Tiffany Aching is able to start her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic—not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! absolutely there has to be extra to witchcraft than this!
What Tiffany does not recognize is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the maximum witch on this planet) nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee loose males can shield her. after all, it is going to take all of Tiffany's internal power to avoid wasting herself . . . if it may be performed at all.
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It was once coming nearer, yet relatively uncertainly. It resolved itself into the determine of Petulia, flying slowly and nervously a couple of toes above the heather. occasionally she jumped down and wrenched the stick in a touch diverse course. She bought off back whilst she reached Tiffany and Mistress Weatherwax, grabbed the broom swiftly and aimed it at a major rock. It hit it lightly and hung there, attempting to fly via stone. ‘Um, sorry,’ she panted. ‘But I can’t continuously cease it, and this is often higher than having an anchor . . . Um. ’ She began to bob a curtsy to Mistress Weatherwax, remembered she used to be a witch and attempted to show it right into a bow midway down, which used to be an occasion you’d pay cash to determine. She ended up bent double, and from someplace in there got here the little voice, ‘Um, can an individual support, please? i feel my Octogram of Trimontane has received stuck up on my Pouch of 9 Herbs . . . ’ there has been a difficult minute whereas they untangled her, with Mistress Weatherwax muttering ‘Toys, simply toys’ as they unhooked bangles and necklaces. Petulia stood upright, crimson within the face. She observed Mistress Weatherwax’s expression, whipped off her pointy hat and held it in entrance on her. This was once a mark of admire, however it did suggest two-foot, sharp, pointy factor used to be being geared toward them. ‘Um . . . I went to work out leave out point and he or she stated you’d arise right here after a few terrible thing,’ she acknowledged. ‘Um . . . so i presumed I’d larger see the way you have been. ’ ‘Um . . . that was once very type of you,’ stated Tiffany, yet her treacherous moment recommendations notion: And what might you will have performed if it had attacked us? She had a short-term photograph of Petulia status in entrance of a few terrible raging factor, however it wasn’t as humorous as she’d first proposal. Petulia may stand in entrance of it, shaking with terror, her dead amulets clattering, scared nearly out of her brain . . . yet now not backing away. She’d concept there will be humans dealing with whatever terrible the following, and she’d come besides. ‘What’s your identify, my lady? ’ stated Mistress Weatherwax. ‘Um, Petulia Gristle, mistress. I’m studying with Gwinifer Blackcap. ’ ‘Old mom Blackcap? ’ acknowledged Mistress Weatherwax. ‘Very sound. a great girl with pigs. you probably did good to return the following. ’ Petulia appeared nervously at Tiffany. ‘Um, are you very well? omit point stated you’d been . . . ailing. ’ ‘I’m far better now, yet thanks a great deal for asking, anyway,’ stated Tiffany wretchedly. ‘Look, I’m sorry about—’ ‘Well, you have been ill,’ acknowledged Petulia. And that used to be one other factor approximately Petulia. She regularly desired to imagine the easiest of all people. This used to be type of being concerned in the event you knew that the individual she was once doing her most sensible to imagine great options approximately was once you. ‘Are you going to return to the cottage prior to the pains? ’ Petulia went on. ‘Trials? ’ stated Tiffany, unexpectedly misplaced. ‘The Witch Trials,’ stated Mistress Weatherwax. ‘Today,’ stated Petulia. ‘I’d forgotten all approximately them! ’ acknowledged Tiffany. ‘I hadn’t,’ stated the previous witch frivolously. ‘I by no means leave out an ordeal. by no means neglected a tribulation in sixty years. might you do a terrible previous girl a favour, leave out Gristle, and trip that stick of yours again to overlook Level’s position and inform her that Mistress Weatherwax offers her compliments and intends to move on to the pains.