In fact, the Hat had no intention of letting anything happen to it, and was currently hurryng toward the Mended Drum under the arm of a rather puzzled black clad thief. The thief, as will become apparent, was a special type of thief. This thief was an artist of theft. Other Thieves merely stole everything that was not nailed down, but this thief stole the nails as weel. This thief had scandalised Ankh by taking a particulare interest in stealing, with astonishing success, things that were in fact not only nailed down but also guarded by keen-eyed guard in inaccessible rooms. There are artists that will paint an entire chappel ceiling; this was the kind of thief that could steal it.