A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) Chapter 40 Summary

George R. R. Martin

Chapter 40 Summary

Tyrion has somehow agreed to ride Pretty in a tilt against Penny. The crew of the Selaesori Qhoran has grown restless, waiting for a wind. Men that once rubbed Tyrion's head for luck now blame him for their misfortune, so Tyrion agrees to do what he can to make them happy. Tyrion loses the joust, though Penny hopes it will be the first of many. Perhaps they will joust in front of Queen Daenerys. When Ser Jorah suggests that Tyrion will not be able to joust in front of Daenerys because she will judge him justly, Tyrion suggests that she might not do as Ser Jorah expects. Tyrion did not kill any member of her family, whereas Ser Jorah spied on her for years. Ser Jorah punches Tyrion, breaking one of his teeth, and tells him that they no longer will share a cabin. A storm is spotted and Tyrion remembers the prophecy that the cog would never reach its destination. During the storm, Penny kisses Tyrion, but he does not allow it to go any further, explaining that he is married to Sansa Stark. After, Moqorro is gone, the captain dies, and the slaves begin to desert the ship. Penny spots another sail in the distance, thinking that they are saved, but Ser Jorah announces that they are slavers.