Lord Jeremy Dawson frequently has pithy country sayings like this. You can’t “hear” him in the comic, but he has a charming drawl. House Dawson is the poorest of the Seven Noble Houses, and the only one that has never held the throne in Valheigh. The people in the other Houses tend to think of them as country bumpkins.

Hawthorne and Redley are more similar than either would admit. They share the same reaction to Dawson’s proposal. The idea of breaking through the Wizard Wall and unleashing the horror of the Jinn is incomprehensible to them.