They obviously sensed that it would be perilous to tease Brandon.
It was in these embarrassed and perilous circumstances that Cromwell summoned a new parliament in the summer of 1656.
Efforts were made to escape the necessity of accepting the perilous aid.
That meant that their world--the real world--was not very far away, and that the succession of perilous adventures they had encountered had at last brought them near the earth's surface, which meant home to them.
As in the case of Navarre, he was too wise to launch into perilous adventures.