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Encyclopedia > The Sea and Little Fishes

"The Sea and Little Fishes" is a short story by Terry Pratchett set in his Discworld universe, and featuring Lancre witches Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg. It was originally published in a sampler alongside a story called "The Wood Boy" by Raymond E. Feist, and later in a collection called Legends. Terence David John Pratchett OBE (known to some fans as Pterry – following the convention he used in his book Pyramids where characters were given names such as Ptraci and Pteppic) is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Bucks), best known for his Discworld series. ... The Discworld is a series of over 30 novels by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. ... Lancre (pronounced Lanker) is a fictional country from Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... A major subset of the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett involve the witches of Lancre. ... A major subset of the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett involve the witches of Lancre. ... Raymond E. Feist (born 1945, Los Angeles, California) is an American author, mostly specialising in fantasy fiction. ...

The story established a basis for various elements of the novel A Hat Full of Sky, but is not required to understand that novel. A Hat Full of Sky (ISBN 0-385-60736-9) is a novel written by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, written with younger readers in mind. ...

A coilition of witches, led by self-appointed organiser Lettice Earwig asks Granny Weatherwax not to participate in the annual Lancre Witch Trials, on account of her always winning. She agrees, becoming disconcertingly nice, apparently owing to the realisation that, while she always does the right thing, few people actually like her. Her niceness, however, throws people completely off-balance, proving that people expect Granny Weatherwax to be Granny Weatherwax.

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ABL - Deep Sea Fishes (479 words)
Since such fish rarely can be taken alive, the only way to study their hearing is to extrapolate from anatomical studies.
This group of fishes is very successful in deep-sea environments in that they can be found in all deep-sea areas on the earth and occupy a wide range of depths.
The orientation of the hair cell ciliary bundles in the saccule is similar to that found in the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) (Dale, 1976), and in the deep sea Gadiform Bregmaceros (Popper, 1980), with a bi-directional vertical pattern in the middle, and a gradual shift to a bi-directional horizontal pattern at both ends (Fig.2).
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