Mailbox #1

Mailbox #1

“I’d fight them because they straighten roads, and number things, and make maps of places that shouldn’t be mapped. They turn everything into things to Count. They’d make the hairs of the Carpet grow in rows if they could. And worst of all . . . they obey orders. They’d rather obey orders than think. That’s how their empire works. Oh, they’re fair enough, fair fighters in battle and all that sort of thing, but they don’t know how to laugh, and at the end of it all it’s things in rows, and orders, and all the fun out of life.”
The Carpet People
by Terry Pratchett