“I have studied the rules of sparring for an adequate time,” said Lobsang, standing up. “Two millionths of a second, to be precise. Sorry, did that sound smug?”
Joshua sighed. “Actually, it sounded like exaggeration for humorous effect.”
“Good” said Lobsang. “That’s exactly what I intended.”
“That sounds smug.”
p. 138, The Long Earth. Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
“You might find her sunbathing among the dinosaurs.”
“Dinosaurs! Her! Sunbathing!”
“You’ll have to see for yourself. But be careful, Joshua. The dinosaurs look amiable enough. Well, some of them. But she might bite…”
p. 208, The Long Earth. Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter.
Suppose there were an infinite succession of Earths, and you could move between them with a single step? Such is the premise of The Long Earth which I started a few days ago and have found to be most intriguing.