an admiral without ships a hand without fingers

6

“Seaworth had a lordly ring to it, but down deep he was still Davos of Flea Bottom”

6

“fire to relight the life you lost, and stones to weigh out the heavy cost” (x)

3

 The onion knight would have bent his knee, but a King’s Hand could not; to do so would suggest that the king he served was less than this fat lord. “I have not come as a petitioner,” Davos replied. “I have a string of titles too. Lord of the Rainwood, Admiral of the Narrow Sea, Hand of the King.”

 The plump woman on the stool rolled her eyes. “An admiral without ships, a hand without fingers, in service to a king without a throne. Is this a knight who comes before us, or the answer to a child’s riddle?”