Give me the cups.

First he wants the wine on the table. Now he wants to be given it.

Is this so he has a prop to refer to as he gives a speech about the pearl?  (Union. Onion.)

So first he needs them close but then he needs them delivered to his hands.

Is one of the pleasures of being a king ordering people to do tiny things that you definitely could have done yourself?

It’s that and/or an extra bit of ceremony. He’s certainly adding several layers of ceremony with those cannons and such. Perhaps there’s also something in how the cups are delivered to his hands – some kind of ritual or blessing or gesture.


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