In Wyrd Sisters, by Terry Pratchett, there is a footnote that could be just a throwaway comment, or could refer to something. As it is Pratchett, I am inclined to think it is the latter. Can anyone tell me what this passage refers to?
"Sometime afterwards Magrat asked Hwel if he believed in long engagements. The dwarf paused in the task of loading up the latty. (25)"
"(25) At least, of supervising the loading. Actual physical assistance was a little difficult because he had, the day before, slipped on something and broken his leg."
Now, I can't find any reference to anything Hwel could have slipped on. I can't find anything he has done that would cause anyone to attack him.
Why is it worthy of a footnote that he has broken his leg?