Discworld Meme; One/Two Wizards
Eskarina “Esk” Smith
“Esk looked down at his face. She loved her brothers, when she reminded herself to, in a dutiful sort of way, although she generally remembered them as a collection of loud noises in trousers. But there was something awfully pig-like and unpleasant about the way Gulta was staring up at her, as though she had personally insulted him. She felt her body start to tingle, and the world suddenly seemed very sharp and clear. (…)
He looked, she thought, exactly like a small angry pig.
Cern’s screams brought Granny and his parents first to the back door and then running down the cinder path.
Esk was perched in the fork of the apple tree, an expression of dreamy contemplation on her face. Cern was hiding behind the tree, his face a mere rim around a red, tonsil-vibrating bawl. Gulta was sitting rather bewildered in a pile of clothing that no longer fitted him, wrinkling his snout.
Granny strode up to the tree until her hooked nose was level with Esk’s.
“Turning people into pigs is not allowed,” she hissed. “Even brothers.”
“I didn’t do it, it just happened. Anyway, you must admit it’s a better shape for him,” said Esk evenly.”
- Terry Pratchett, “Equal Rites”
Illustration by Paul Kidby