Fifty Years of Terry Pratchett

Nobby Nobbs

Corporal C,. W. St J. (Cecil Wormsborough St John) generally known as Nobby.

He is a Corporal in the Ankh-Morpork Night WATCH, and founder of the Guild of Watchmen. A four foot tall, pigeon-chested, bandy legged man, with the muscle tone of an elastic band and a certain resemblance to a chimpanzee. Nobby is actually smaller than many dwarfs and carries at all times a tattooed affidavit attesting to his species.

Nobby is known to have served as a quartermaster in the army of the Duke of Pseudopolis, but he had to join The Watch after items from the stores were found in his kit. Since the items were the entirety of the store inventory, Nobby’s kit at the time consisted of to warehouses.

He gives his age as ‘probably thirty-four’ but he’s said this for years. He lives in the New Watch House in Pseudopolis Yard, Ankh-Morpork, moving from room to room as he fills them up.

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