The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett & Mark Beech (1971)
In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet. And from the Carpet came people, empires, and taxes. There also came two brothers, Glurk and Snibril, who have to lead the people of their village after it is destroyed by the destructive force of the Fray. No funny book collection is complete without a story or two from master satirist, Terry Pratchett. His very first novel The Carpet People is just as fantastically funny as it was when it was released 50 years ago.