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Tears Of The Mushroom is a goblin who first appears in Snuff, but is mentioned in Raising Steam. She has remarkable skill on the harp, and performed live in Ankh-Morpork. She was a student of Miss Felicity Beedle during Snuff, but might not be any longer. She says of her name that "It cries so there are many more mushrooms. This is a certain thing." Her music was described thus by Knatchbull Harrington of The Times:

Whence came it that etheral music, from what hidden grot or secret cell? From what dark cave? From what window into paradise? We watched the tiny figure under the spotlight and the music poured over us, sometimes soothing, sometimes blessing, sometimes accusing. Every one of us confronting ghosts, demons. and old memories. The recital by Tears Of The Mushroom, a young lady of the goblin persuasion, took but half an hour or, perhaps, it took a lifetime, and then it was over, to a silence which spread and grew and expanded until at last it exploded. Every single patron standing and clapping their hands raw, tears running down our faces. We had been taken somewhere and brought back and we were different people, longing for another journey into paradise, no matter what hell we had to atone for on the way.


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