Во-первых, от хоздлжности зависит, будет ли сегодня Саруман Белым или серым. Или вообще с незашитой дыркой на жопе.
What's he talkin' about, Stibbons?' he said out of the corner of his mouth.
'You're, er, insufficiently dressed, sir.'
'What? I've got my hat on, haven't I?'
'Hat = wizard, wizard = hat. Everything else is frippery. Anyway, I'm sure we're all men of the world,' Ridcully added, looking around. For the first time he took in other details about the watchmen. 'And dwarfs of the world ... ah ... trolls of the world too, I see . . . and . . . women of the world too, I note . . . er . . .' The Archchancellor lapsed into a moment's silence, and then said, 'Mr Stibbons?'
'Would you be so kind as to run up to my rooms and fetch my robe?'
'Of course, sir.'
'And, in the meantime, please be so good as to lend me your hat. . .'
'But you do actually have your hat on, sir,' said Ponder.
'Quite so, quite so,' said Ridcully, slowly and carefully through his fixed grin. 'And now, Mister Stibbons, in addition, right now, I wish you, in fact, to lend, to me, your hat, please.'
'Oh,' said Ponder. 'Er . . . yes . . .'
главное, чтоб шляпа была.... а серый-белый...