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Monday, June 25th, 2012

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ISBN: 9780552163361

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Vetinari forces Vimes to take a holiday. The latter leaves with his wife for the Ramkin estate in the countryside. Vimes soon suspects something is wrong, and is subsequently framed for the murder of the local blacksmith. Using his natural authority over the poor local constable, he forces the latter to help him investigate instead of arresting him. Goblins (considered as vermin) living in a nearby cave ask him to investigate the murder of a young goblin girl (the blood of whom was used for framing Vimes). A writer of children books, who had been raised by goblins before being raised by humans, has started to teach some goblins to read and write; one of them also plays wonderfuly well the harp. Vimes then discovers that a large number of goblins had been abducted three years back and sent to some unknown destination; one of the persons involved in that abduction is also co-responsible for framing Vimes and for smuggling tobbaco to Ankh-Morpork, and the tobacco smuggling is additionally a cover for smuggling illegal troll drugs. In the city, Fred Colon gets mysteriously sick because of a goblin artifact found in a cigar, which leads to the Watch finding out that goblins are used as slave labour in Howondaland, growing tobacco. Meanwhile in the countryside, Vimes learns that a new group of goblins is being shipped by boat over the river, and after a long chase in a stormy weather, he manages to save them. Having heard the goblin play the harp, Vimes' wife organizes a concert at the Ankh-Morpork opera house, making all influential persons on the Disc understand that goblins are sentient beings and must not be considered as vermin anymore.

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