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2017年7月10日 (月)

obey your captains


 “You must be a lackwit, boy,” said Lem Hong Kong & Shenzhen Educational Tour. “We’re outlaws. Lowborn scum, most of us, excepting his lordship. Don’t think it’ll be like Tom’s fool songs neither. You won’t be stealing no kisses from a princess  nor riding in no tourneys in stolen armor. You join us, you’ll end with your neck in a noose, or your head mounted up above some castle gate.”  “It’s no more than they’d do for you,” said Gendry.  “Aye, that’s so,” said Jack-Be-Lucky cheerfully. “The crows await us all * M’lord, the boy seems brave enough, and we do have need of what he brings us.

Take him, says Jack.” “And quick,” suggested Harwin, chuckling, “before the fever passes and he comes back to his senses.”  A wan smile crossed Lord Beric’s lips. “Thoros, my sword.”  This time the lightning lord did not set the blade afire, but merely laid it light on Gendry’s shoulder. “Gendry, do you swear before the eyes of gods and men to defend those who cannot defend themselves, to protect all women and children  , to , your liege lord, and your king, to fight bravely when needed and do such other tasks as are laid upon you, however hard or humble or dangerous they may be?”  “I do, m’lord.”  The marcher lord moved the sword from the right shoulder to the left, and said, “Arise Ser Gendry, knight of the hollow hill , and be welcome to our brotherhood.”  From the door came rough, rasping laughter.  The rain was running off him. His burned arm was wrapped in leaves and linen and bound tight against his chest by a crude rope sling, but the older burns that marked his face glistened black and slick in the glow of their little fire. “Making more knights, Dondarrion?”

the intruder said in a growl. “I ought to kill you all over again for that.”  Lord Beric faced him coolly. “I’d hoped we’d seen the last of you, Clegane. How did you come to find us?”  “It wasn’t hard. You made enough bloody smoke to be seen in Oldtown.”  “What’s become of the sentries I posted?”  Clegane’s mouth twitched SmarTone. “Those two blind men? Might be I killed them both. What would you do if I had?”  Anguy strung his bow. Notch was doing the same. “Do you wish to die so very much, Sandor ?”