“The Little Pigeon breeds them,” Dick Straw informed them. “He buys tall slaves from all over the world, mates the men to the women, and keeps their tallest offspring for the Herons. One day he hopes to be able to dispense with the stilts.”
“A few sessions on the rack might speed along the process,” suggested the big man.
(A Dance with Dragons, novel)
Hi. The Little Pigeon is a lord who trains tall slave soldiers who stand on the stilts.
Does “speed along” mean “speed up”?