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10,172 Contasta Ar
The Second Turning
It Is Said
It is said that only a man knows how to tie a Turian camisk on a girl properly.
There are many such sayings on Gor.
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Indeed, there are many such sayings. Here are relevant references from the Books where sayings are mentioned.
I make no pronouncements on these matters, but report them as I find them.
Arrive at your own conclusions.
I wish you well,
Indeed, there is a saying on Gor, a saying whose origin is lost in the past of this strange planet, that one who speaks of Home Stones should stand, for matters of honor are here involved, and honor is respected in the barbaric codes of Gor.
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My father then explained to me something of the legends of the Priest-Kings, and I gathered that they seemed to be true to this degree at least that the Priest-Kings could destroy or control whatever that they were, in effect, the divinities of this world. It was supposed that they were aware of all that transpired on their planet, but, if so, I was informed that they seemed, on the whole, to take little note of it. It was rumored, according to my father, that they cultivated holiness in their mountains, and in their contemplation could not be concerned with the realities and evils of the outside and unimportant world. They were, so to speak, absentee divinities, existent but remote, not to be bothered with the fears and turmoil of the mortals beyond their mountains. This conjecture, the seeking of holiness, however, seemed to me to fit not well with the sickening fate apparently awaiting those who attempted the mountains. I found it difficult to conceive of one of those theoretical saints rousing himself from contemplation to hurl the scraps of interlopers to the plains below.
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"Frankly," said my father, "I believe the ship was remotely controlled from the Sardar Mountains, as are said to be all the Voyages of Acquisition."
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Accordingly, for subtle communication or the fullest expression of thought, the machine was inferior to a skilled linguist. The machine, however, according to my father, retained the advantage that its mistakes would not be intentional, and that its translations, even if inadequate, would be honest.
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"The caste structure," said my father patiently, with perhaps the trace of a smile on his face, "is relatively immobile, but not frozen, and depends on more than birth. For example, if a child in his schooling shows that he can raise caste, as the expression is, he is permitted to do so. But, similarly, if a child does not show the aptitude expected of his caste, whether it be, say, that of physician or warrior, he is lowered in caste."
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I had seen few women, but knew that they, when free, were promoted or demoted within the caste system according to the same standards and criteria as the men, although this varied, I was told, considerably from city to city.
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It is said that a tarn knows who is a tarnsman and who is not, and that those who are not die in this first meeting.
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Most significantly, while these members of the High Castes perform their portions of the ritual, the Guards of the Home Stone temporarily withdraw to the interior of the cylinder, leaving the celebrant, it is said, alone with the Priest-Kings.
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According to the plan of the Council of Ko-ro-ba, exactly at the time of the sacrifice, at the twentieth Gorean hour, or midnight, I was to drop to the roof of the highest cylinder in Ar, slay the daughter of the Ubar, and carry away her body and the Home Stone, discarding the former in the swamp country north of Ar and carrying the latter home to Ko-ro-ba. The girl, Sana, whom I carried on the saddle before me, would dress in the heavy robes and veils of the Ubar's daughter and return in her place to the interior of the cylinder. Presumably, it would be at least a matter of minutes before her identity was discovered, and, before that, she would, take the poison provided by the Council.
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"You must take me with you," she said, eyes still downcast.
"Why?" I asked. After all, according to the rude codes of Gor, I owed her nothing, indeed, considering her attempt on my life, which had been foiled only by the fortuitous net of Nar's web, I would have been within my rights to slay her, abandoning her body to the water lizards. Naturally, I was not looking at things from precisely the Gorean point of view, but she would have no way of knowing that. How could she know that I would not treat her as - according to the rough justice of Gor - she deserved?
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She tried frantically to readjust the folds of her veil, but with both hands I tore it fully away, and she lay at my feet, as it is said on Gor, face-stripped.
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"Talena spoke, her voice muffled in the hood. "Scavengers come to feast on the bodies of wounded tarnsmen." It was a Gorean proverb, which seemed to be singularly inappropriate, coming from a hooded captive.
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Talena stood up. "Tonight," she said, "let us drink wine." It was a Gorean expression, a fatalistic maxim in which the events of the morrow were cast into the laps of the Priest-Kings.
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I noted one thing that seemed puzzling for a moment. Pa-Kur had not protected his rear with the customary third ditch and rampart. I could see foragers and merchants moving to and from the camp unimpeded. I reasoned that Pa-Kur had nothing to fear and consequently chose not to employ his siege slaves and prisoners in unnecessary and time-consuming works. Still, it seemed that he had committed an error, if only according to the manuals of siege practice. If I had had a considerable force of men at my disposal, I could have exploited that error.
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I shuddered involuntarily at the thought of the uncontrolled hordes of Pa-Kur among the spires of Ar, butchering, pillaging, burning, raping - or, as the Goreans will have it, washing the bridges in blood.
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Mintar looked up, and he, too, seemed pleased. "You are the only man who has ever escaped the tarn death," he said, something of wonder in his voice. "Perhaps it is true, as they say, that you are that warrior brought every thousand years to Gor brought by the Priest-Kings to change a world."
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It seemed unlikely that Pa-Kur would be so politically naive as to use the girl before she had publicly accepted him as her Free Companion, according to the rites of Ar.
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It is almost as if the city itself were identified with the Home Stone, as if it were to the city what life is to a man. The myths of these matters have it that while the Home Stone survives, so, too, must the city.
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At such a time a man may not be spoken to, for according to the Gorean way of thinking pity humiliates both he who pities and he who is pitied. According to the Gorean way, one may love but one may not pity.
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It is said that only the heart of the mountain larl brings more luck than that of the vicious and cunning sleen.
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There is a Gorean proverb that a man who is returning to his city is not to be detained.
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One looks into the blood in one's cupped hands. It is said that if one sees one's visage black and wasted one will die of disease, if one sees oneself torn and scarlet one will die in battle, if one sees oneself old and white haired, one will die in peace and leave children.
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In the next flash of lightning I saw the white robes of an Initiate, the shaven head and the sad eyes of one of the Blessed Caste, servants it is said of the Priest-Kings themselves.
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The Gorean is suspicious of the stranger, particularly in the vicinity of his native walls. Indeed, in Gorean the same word is used for both stranger and enemy.
There was reputedly one exception to this generally prevalent attitude of hostility toward the stranger, the city of Tharna, which, according to rumor, was willing to engage in what on Gor might be accounted the adventure of hospitality.
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There is a saying on Gor that the laws of a city extend no further than its walls.
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Then, for a Gorean woman, she did an incredible thing. Without speaking, she slowly unwound the veil from her face and dropped it to her shoulders. She stood before me, as it is said, face-stripped, and that by her own hand.
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There is no distinctive garment for a male slave on Gor, since, as it is said, it is not well for them to discover how numerous they are.
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Once one has been a tarnsman, it is said, one must return again and again to the giant, savage birds.
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"We are of the same chain," I said.
It was a saying we had developed in the mines.
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The power and knowledge of the Priest-Kings is perhaps beyond the comprehension of mortal men, or, as it is said on Gor, of the Men Below the Mountains.
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Chronology in Ar is figured, happily enough, not from its Administrator Lists, but from its mythical founding by the first man on Gor, a hero whom the Priest-Kings are said to have formed from the mud of the earth and the blood of tarns.
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And so it was that I took the cords from her hand, and in the same night Lara who had once been the proud Tatrix of Tharna became according to the ancient rites of her city my slave girl and a free woman.
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And as she had spoken, according to the customs of Tharna, her words had become the law and from that day forth no woman of Tharna might wear a mask.
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It is said that the Priest-Kings know whatever transpires on their world and that the mere lifting of their hand can summon all the powers of the universe.
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It is said that neither the physical intricacies of the cosmos nor the emotions of human beings are beyond the scope of their power, that the feelings of men and the motions of atoms and stars are as one to them, that they can control the very forces of gravity and invisibly sway the hearts of human beings, but of this latter claim I wonder, for once on a road to Ko-ro-ba, my city, I met one who had been a messenger of Priest-Kings, one who had been capable of disobeying them, one from the shards of whose burnt and blasted skull I had removed a handful of golden wire.
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He had won his freedom though it had, as the Goreans say, led him to the Cities of Dust, where, I think, not even Priest-Kings care to follow.
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It is thus that, should the spears miss their mark, he sacrifices his life for his companions who will, while the larl attacks him, make good their escape. This may seem cruel but in the long run it tends to be conservative of human life; it is better, as the Goreans say, for one man to die than many.
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First she boiled and simmered a kettle of Sullage, a common Gorean soup consisting of three standard ingredients and, as it is said, whatever else may be found, saving only the rocks of the field.
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I wondered if many of Treve's women were as beautiful as Vika. If they were it was surprising that tarnsmen from all the cities of Gor would not have descended on the place, as the saying goes, to try chain luck.
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According to the Gorean way of looking at things a taste of the slave ring is thought to be occasionally beneficial to all women, even the exalted Free Companions.
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"It is said below the mountains that Priest-Kings know all that occurs on Gor."
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She removed her hand from my arm and stepped back, trembling, her eyes frightened. The color had drained from her face. "I did not think of what I was saying," she said.
Terrified, she, as the expression is, knelt to the whip, assuming the position of the slave girl who is to be punished, her wrists crossed beneath her as though bound and her head touching the floor, leaving the bow of her back exposed.
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I smiled at Vika's very natural correction of her mode of addressing me, for a slave girl is seldom permitted, at least publicly, to address her master by his name, only his title. The privilege of using his name, of having it on her lips, is, according to the most approved custom, reserved for that of a free woman, in particular a Free Companion. Gorean thinking on this matter tends to be expressed by the saying that a slave girl grows bold if her lips are allowed to touch the name of her master. On the other hand, I, like many Gorean masters, provided the girl was not testing or challenging me, and provided that free women, or others, were not present whom I had no wish to offend or upset, preferred as a matter of fact to have my own name on the girl's lips, for I think, with acknowledged vanity, that there are few sounds as pleasurable as the sound of one's own name on the lips of a beautiful woman.
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"It is said that there is Nest Trust between you and Misk," he said. "Now we will see if that is truly so."
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"If there is Nest Trust between you," said Sarm, his antennae curling, "Misk will be ready to die for you."
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The Priest-Kings who had served him had, on the whole at least, believed that what they were doing was required by the laws of the Nest, but now with Sarm's disappearance Misk, though only Fifth Born, acceded to the title of highest born, and it was to him now, according to the same laws of the Nest, that their allegiance was now owed.
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The body of Sarm, I learned, had been burned in the Chamber of the Mother, according to the custom of Priest-Kings, for he had been First Born and beloved of the Mother.
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I saw even a black larl, a huge catlike predator more commonly found in mountainous regions; it was stalking away, retreating unhurried like a king; before what, I asked myself, would even the black larl flee; and I asked myself how far it had been driven; perhaps even from the mountains of Ta-Thassa, that loomed in this hemisphere, Gor's southern, at the shore of Thassa, the sea, said to be in the myths without a farther shore.
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The Wagon Peoples grow no food, nor do they have manufacturing as we know it. They are herders and it is said, killers.
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The Wagon Peoples, it is said, slay strangers.
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The Wagon Peoples, of all those on Gor that I know, are the only ones that have a clan of torturers, trained as carefully as scribes or physicians, in the arts of detaining life.
Some of these men have achieved fortune and fame in various Gorean cities, for their services to Initiates and Ubars, and others with an interest in the arts of detection and persuasion. For some reason they have all worn hoods. It is said they remove the hood only when the sentence is death, so that it is only condemned men who have seen whatever it is that lies beneath the hood.
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The omens, I understood, had not been favorable in more than a hundred years. I suspected that this might be due to the hostilities and bickerings of the peoples among themselves; where people did not wish to unite, where they relished their autonomy, where they nursed old grievances and sang the glories of vengeance raids, where they considered all others, even those of the other Peoples, as beneath themselves, there would not be likely to exist the conditions for serious confederation, a joining together of the wagons, as the saying is; under such conditions it was not surprising that the "omens tended to be unfavorable", indeed, what more inauspicious omens could there be?
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I have already mentioned the clan of torturers. The members of these clans, however, like the Year Keepers and Singers, are all expected, first and foremost, to be, as it is said, of the wagons namely to follow, tend and protect the bosk, to be superb in the saddle, and to be skilled with the weapons of both the hunt and war.
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"I am of Ko-ro-ba," I said. "You have heard of her."
The Tuchuk's face tightened. Then he grinned. "I have heard sing of Ko-ro-ba," he said.
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"Have you heard," he asked, "that the Wagon Peoples slay strangers?"
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The wagons are said to be countless, the animals without number. Both of these claims, are of course, mistaken, and the Ubars of the Wagon Peoples know well each wagon and the number of branded beasts in the various herds;
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I suppose the Tuchuks worship nothing, in the common sense of that word, but it is true they hold many things holy, among them the bosk and the skills of arms, but chief of the things before which the proud Tuchuk stands ready to remove his helmet is the sky, the simple, vast beautiful sky, from which falls the rain that, in his myths, formed the earth, and the bosks, and the Tuchuks.
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By one fire I could see a squat Tuchuk, hands on hips, dancing and stamping about by himself, drunk on fermented milk curds, dancing, according to Kamchak, to please the sky.
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It might be added that there are two items which the Wagon Peoples will not sell or trade to Turia, one is a living bosk and the other is a girl from the city itself, though the latter are sometimes, for the sport of the young men, allowed, as it is said, to run for the city.
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I had determined, of course, to my satisfaction, having spoken with him once, that the boy, or young man, was indeed Gorean; his people and their people before them and as far back as anyone knew had been, as it is said, of the Wagons.
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There is a saying on Gor, "Gold has no caste." It is a saying of which the merchants are fond. Indeed, secretly among themselves, I have heard, they regard themselves as the highest caste on Gor, though they would not say so for fear of rousing the indignation of other castes.
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The institution of Love War is an ancient one among the Turians and the Wagon Peoples, according to the Year Keepers antedating even the Omen Year.
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Lastly it might be mentioned, thinking it is of some interest, musicians on Gor are never enslaved; they may, of course, be exiled, tortured, slain and such; it is said, perhaps truly, that he who makes music must, like the tarn and the Vosk gull, be free.
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"What is it you wish in Turia?" inquired Harold.
"Nothing important," I remarked.
"A woman?" he asked.
"No," I said, "a golden sphere."
"I know of it," said Harold, "it was stolen from the wagon of Kutaituchik." He looked at me. "It is said to be worthless."
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"Are the girls who attend to the baths during the day as beautiful as it is said?" I inquired. The bath girls of Turia are almost as famous as those of Ar.
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"It is said," I muttered, "that the tarn knows who is a tarnsman and who is not and that it slays him who is not."
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"I was never a customer," he said, "and I often wondered - like yourself apparently if the bath girls of Turia are as lovely as it is said."
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"It was an amusement on my part," smiled Saphrar, "to speak your name at that time to see what you would do to give you something, so to speak, to stir in your wine."
It was a Turian saying. They used wines in which, as a matter of fact, things could be and were, upon occasion, stirred - mostly spices and sugars.
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Her eyes were looking at me over the rim of her bowl as she drank. "It is said," she remarked, her eyes mischievous, "that any man who frees a slave girl is a fool."
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Moreover, I reminded myself of my work, and that a warrior cannot well encumber himself with a woman, particularly not a free woman. His companion, as it is said, is peril and steel.
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"On Gor," I said, "the myths have it that only the woman who has been an utter slave can be truly free."
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"The Gorean myths have it," I said, "that the women longs for this identity - to be herself in being his - if only for the moment of paradox in which she is slave and thus freed."
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"It is further said that the woman longs for this to happen to her, but does not know it."
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"It is said," remarked the girl, "that Vella, whether she knows it or not, longs to be a slave the utter slave of a man - if only for an hour."
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As the Goreans have it, there is in this a war in which the woman can respect only that man who can reduce her to utter defeat.
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As the Goreans have it, there is in this a war in which the woman can respect only that man who can reduce her to utter defeat.
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"It is said by Goreans," remarked the girl, very seriously, "that every woman, whether she knows it or not, longs to be a slave - the utter slave of a man - if but for an hour."
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Then she smiled. "It is said by Goreans," she remarked, with very great seriousness, with mock bitterness, "that in a collar a woman can be only a woman."
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"On Gor," I said, "it is said that a woman who wears a collar can be only a woman."
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"It is said," remarked Kamchak, "that the sword of Ha-Keel is scarcely less swift and cunning than that of Pa-Kur, the Master of Assassins."
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Pa-Kur, who had been Master of the Assassins, had led a league of tributary cities to attack Imperial Ar in the time when its Home Stone had been stolen and its Ubar forced to flee. The city had fallen and Pa-Kur, though of low caste, had aspired to inherit the imperial mantle of Marlenus, had dared to lift his eyes to the throne of Empire and place about his neck the golden medallion of a Ubar, a thing forbidden to such as he in the myths of the Counter-Earth.
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Elizabeth, trembling, lowered her head to the floor and crossed her wrists under her, kneeling, as it is said, to the whip.
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In a girl's collar lock there would be either six pins or six disks, one each, it is said, for each letter in the Gorean word for female slave, Kajira;
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"I have heard," she said, smiling up at me, "that it is only a Free Companion who is accorded the dignities of the couch.
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"Actually," I said to Elizabeth, "this is very rare. Thentis does not trade the beans for black wine. I have heard of a cup of black wine in Ar, some years ago, selling for a silver eighty-piece. Even in Thentis black wine is used commonly only in High Caste homes."
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At the minor blocks in the small houses, or even the minor blocks in the Curulean, sales are conducted with a swiftness and dispatch that gives the girl little time to interest and impress buyers, with the result that even a very fine girl, to her indignation and shame, may be sold for only an average price to an average buyer, who may use her for little more than, as it is said, kettle and mat.
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Female slaves, incidentally, are always sold barefoot. It is good for the girl to feel wood and sawdust beneath her feet, it is said.
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"Barbarians, I have heard," I said, "do not train well."
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I knew that few men could, if a bath girl did not wish it, come close to them in the water. They spend much of the day in the water and, it is said, are more at ease in that element than the Cosian song fish.
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It is said that men once having seen Thassa are never willing to leave it again, that those who have left the sea are never again truly happy.
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It is said that the chains of a slave girl are heaviest in Port Kar.
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"It is said you claim to be Claudia Tentia Hinrabia," said Cernus.
The girl lifted her head wildly. "It is true!" she cried. "It is true, Master!"
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"Claudia Tentia Hinrabia," said Cernus to those assembled, while he quaffed yet another goblet of Ka-la-na, "is well known throughout Ar as a most strict and demanding mistress. It is said that once, when a slave dropped a mirror, she had the poor girl's ears and nose cut off, and then sold the then worthless wench."
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I could smell the sea, gleaming Thassa, in the myths said to be without a farther shore.
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As I have mentioned, Port Kar claims the suzerainty of the delta. Accordingly, frequently, bands of armed men, maintaining allegiance to one or the other of the warring, rival Ubars of Port Kar, enter the delta to, as they say, collect taxes.
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"I mean you," I said, "and your people, no harm." I smiled. "I want only as much of your marsh as the width of my craft," I said, "and that only for as long as it takes to pass." This was a paraphrase of a saying common on Gor, given by passing strangers to those through whose territories they would travel. Only the span of the wings of my tarn, only the girth of my tharlarion, only the width of my body, and no more, and that but for the time it takes to pass.
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According to Gorean custom a slave is an animal, and may be disposed of as an animal, in whatever way the master might wish, whenever he might please.
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"The mouths of rence girls," commented Clitus, "are said to be as large as the delta itself."
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The dancing girls of Port Kar are said to be the best of all Gor.
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I expected I would again, however, return to Thassa. She, as it is said, cannot be forgotten.
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It is said that there is now a Home Stone in Port Kar."
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The men of Treve are said to be among the proudest and most ruthless on Gor. They are most fond of danger and free women, whom they bind and steal from civilized cities to carry to their mountain lair as slave girls. It is said the city can be reached only on tarnback.
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"The mouths of rence girls," I said, "are said to be as large as the delta itself."
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"A ship must be built," said Samos. "A ship different from any other."
I looked at him.
"One that can sail beyond the world's end," he said.
This was an expression, in the first knowledge, for the sea some hundred pasangs west of Cos and Tyros, beyond which the ships of Goreans do not go, or if go, do not return.
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As it is said, masters do not much interfere in the squabbles of slaves.
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It is said that the tarn knows who is a tarnsman and who is not, and if one approaches him who is not, he will seize him and rip him to pieces.
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It is said that Ka-la-na has an unusual effect on a female.
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"It is said," said Verna, "that Ka-la-na wine makes any woman a slave, if but for an hour."
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It is said that only a man knows how to tie a Turian camisk on a girl properly. There are many such sayings on Gor.
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"It was Verna and her band who captured me," I said.
"It is said she is beautiful," said the guard. "Is it true?"
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It was also said that he would use a woman only once, claiming that he had, he, Rask of Treve, in once using her, emptied her, exhausted her, taken from her all she had to give, and that, thus, she could no longer be of interest to him. No man on Gor, it was said, could so humble, or diminish, a woman as Rask of Treve.
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It had been decided that she should now undertake the journey to the Sardar, which, according to the teachings of the Caste of Initiates, is enjoined on every Gorean by the Priest-Kings, an obligation which is to be fulfilled prior to their attaining their twenty-fifth year.
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I looked down. "It is said," I said," I have heard that Rask of Treve is a hard master."
She smiled. "That is true," she said.
"It is said," I blurted out, "that no man on Gor can so diminish or humble a woman as Rask of Treve."
"I have not been diminished or humbled," said Ena. "On the other hand, if Rask of Treve wished to diminish or humble a woman, I expect he would do it quite well."
"Suppose," I said, "a girl had been insolent, or arrogant with him?"
"Such a girl, doubtless," said Ena, "would then be well diminished and humbled." She laughed. "Rask of Treve would doubtless teach her, her slavery well."
This news did not reassure me.
I looked at her. "It is said he uses a woman but once," I wept, "and that he then, with contempt, brands her and discards her."
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"It is said that Rask of Treve," I said, "has a great appetite for women, and contempt, for them."
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I knew that my body was a slave body, and that it was owned, and that it stood in constant jeopardy of fierce, swift punishment by a strong master, whether it might deserve that punishment or not. But, too, I felt that I had, according to Gorean justice, well earned my beating and my branding, and my torturous confinement in the slave box.
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"It is said, among the other girls, that you have told them that you are not as other women, that you do not have their weaknesses."
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"I am chained at your feet," I said. It was a saying of a Gorean slave girl, to express her feelings.
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"I am informed by Samos, who keeps spies, that Rask of Treve came free to Port Kar, and alone, where he was captured." He looked at me. "What might it have been that he sought?"
"I do not know," I whispered.
"It is said," said Bosk of Port Kar, "that he sought a slave, whose name was Elinor."
Captive of Gor Book 7 Page 362
It is not unknown to him, for rumors have been spread, that she, too, holds captive in those forests the girl Talena, his daughter. It is said he is shamed that she has been a slave, and that he intends to free her, and keep her sequestered in Ar, that her degradation not be publicly exhibited.
Captive of Gor Book 7 Page 367
"It is said that those of Treve are worthy enemies," said Samos.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 9
"It is said," said Samos, "that only weaklings, and fools, and men who deserve to be slave girls, fall slave to women."
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 13
"He had once captured Verna," Continued Arn, "but she had escaped." He looked at me. "This did not please Marlenus," said he.
"Further," said one of his men, "it is said that Verna now holds his daughter slave."
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 24
It is said that panther girls, conquered, make incredible slaves.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Pages 28 - 29
Of these, to be honest, and to give the merchants their due, I will admit that Tabor and Teletus are rather strictly controlled. It is said, however, by some of the merchants there, that this manner of caution and restriction, has to some extent diminished their position in the spheres of trade.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 43
"Do you know Marlenus is in the forest?" she asked.
"Yes," I said, "I have heard that."
"Do you know the location of his camp?" she asked.
"No," I said, "other than the fact that it is said to be somewhere north or northeast of Laura."
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 90
She had obviously now, as it is said, deep in her body, begun to feel her collar.
. . .
The Goreans claim that in each woman there is a free companion, proud and beautiful, worthy and noble, and in each, too, a slave girl. The companion seeks for her companion; the slave girl for her master. It is further said, that on the couch, the Gorean girl, whether slave or free, who has had the experience, who has tried all loves, begs for a master.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 102
There is a Gorean saying that free women, raised gently in the high cylinders, in their robes of concealment, unarmed, untrained in weapons, may, by the slaver, be plucked like flowers.
There is no such saying pertaining to panther girls.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 118
Sometimes it takes, according to the Goreans, a generation for the forest to forgive its injury, and return to men, gracious and forgiving, in all its beauty.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 119
"Yes," laughed Verna, "according to the codes of the warriors and by the rites of the city of Ar, no longer is Talena kin or daughter of Marlenus of Ar."
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 131
"There is a saying among panther girls," she said, "that any girl who permits herself to fall to men desires in her heart to be their slave."
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 133
"I have heard," I said, "that panther girls, once conquered, make splendid slaves."
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 134
"It is said," I said, "that in the band of Hura there are more than a hundred women."
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 134
One does not inform slaves of the plans of masters. Slaves are deliberately kept uninformed, and ignorant. It increases their dependence, their helplessness. They do not know what is to be done with them. They do not know whence they may be herded, or what they may be forced to do. Leave them alone, it is said, with their ignorance and their fears. It is enough for the master to know what is to be done with them.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 134
A girl in a collar, as it is said, is not permitted inhibitions.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 165
I reminded myself that it was said that panther girls, once conquered, make excellent slaves.
I think it is a true saying.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 170
The auctioneer, in his skill, would have demonstrated undreampt latencies in the wench on sale, that her desirabilities were not merely placid and visual, but organic, reflexive and sensual, that she, properly handled, was the sort of woman who, as the Goreans say, could not help but kiss the whip that beats her.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 221
I looked out to sea, across the vast, placid waters of Thassa, now bright with oblique moonlight. We three stood together on the beach, on the sands, among the stones, and observed Thassa, the murmuring, gleaming, elemental vastness, Thassa, the Sea, said in the myths to be without a farther shore.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 255
In the legends of others they appear as blond giants, breathing fire, shattering doors, giants taller than trees, with pointed ears and eyes like fire and hands like great claws and hooks; they are seen as savages, as barbarians, as beasts blood-thirsty and mad with killing, with braided hair, clad in furs and leather, with bare chests, with great axes which, at a single stroke, can fell a tree or cut a man in two. It is said they appear as though from nowhere to pillage, and to burn and rape, and then, among the flames, as quickly, vanish to their swift ships, carrying their booty with them, whether it be bars of silver, or goblets of gold, or silken sheets, knotted and bulging with plate, and coins and gems, or merely women, bound, their clothing torn away, whose bodies they find pleasing.
In Gorean legends the Priest-Kings are said to have formed man from the mud of the earth and the blood of tarns. In the legends of Torvaldsland, man has a different origin. Gods, meeting in council, decided to form a slave for themselves, for they were all gods, and had no slaves. They took a hoe, an instrument for working the soil, and put it among them. They then sprinkled water upon this implement and rubbed upon it sweat from their bodies. From this hoe was formed most men. On the other hand, that night, one of the gods, curious, or perhaps careless, or perhaps driven from the hall and angry, threw down upon the ground his own great ax, and upon this ax he poured paga and his own blood, and the ax laughed and leaped up, and ran away. The god, and all the gods, could not catch it, and it became, it is said, the father of the men of Torvaldsland.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Pages 257 - 258
"I have heard," said Sarus, "that the chain of a slave girl are heaviest in Port Kar."
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 275
In Gorean thinking man and woman are natural animals, with genetic endowments shaped by thousands of generations of natural and sexual selection. Their actions and behavior, thus, though not independent of certain long-range environmental and sexual relationships, cannot be understood in terms of mere responses to the immediately present environment.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 311
But the Goreans have a saying, which came to me in the darkness, in the hall, "Do not ask the stones or the trees how to live; they cannot tell you; they do not have tongues; do not ask the wise man how to live, for, if he knows, he will know he cannot tell you; if you would learn how to live, do not ask the question; its answer is not in the question but in the answer, which is not in words; do not ask how to live, but, instead, proceed to do so."
Marauders of Gor Book 9 Page 9
In the codes of the warriors, there is a saying, "Be strong, and do as you will. The swords of others will set your limits."
Marauders of Gor Book 9 Page 10
The dead need no anointing. Only the living, it is held, can profane the sacred.
Marauders of Gor Book 9 Page 37
Then she returned to her bailing.
. . .
She had performed her first task for her master, the Forkbeard, drying, as it is said, the belly of his serpent.
Marauders of Gor Book 9 Page 63
"Thorgard is quite proud of his great longship," he said, "the serpent called Black Sleen."
I had heard of the ship.
"It has a much higher freeboard area than this vessel," I told Ivar Forkbeard. "It is a warship, not a raider. In any engagement you would be at a disadvantage."
The Forkbeard nodded.
"It is said, too," said I, "to be the swiftest ship in the north."
Marauders of Gor Book 9 Page 71
"Is it only a bond-maid, my Jarl," asked Thyri, "who can know these pleasures?"
"It is said," I said, "that only a bond-maid can know them."
Marauders of Gor Book 9 Page 106
Any woman, it is said, with pierced ears, is a slave girl.
Marauders of Gor Book 9 Page 113
"It is said," intoned Ottar, "that Hilda the Haughty daughter of Thorgard of Scagnar, is the coldest of women."
Marauders of Gor Book 9 Page 130
"My Jarl," she asked, frightened, "is it the second taking of the Gorean master, to which you intend to subject me?"
"Yes," I told her.
"I have heard of it," she wept. "In it," she gasped, "the girl is permitted no quarter, no mercy!"
Marauders of Gor Book 9 Page 137
The Forkbeard had bought with him, too, some bond-maids. They followed us. Their eyes were bright; their steps were eager; they had been long isolated on the farm; rural slave girls, the Forkbeard's wenches, they were fantastically stimulated to see the crowds; they looked upon the thing-fields with pleasure and excitement; even had they been permitted, some of them, to look upon certain of the contests. It is said that such pleasures improve a female slave.
Marauders of Gor Book 9 Page 143
No female is regarded as competent to judge a female's beauty; only a man, it is said, can do that.
Marauders of Gor Book 9 Page 153
"No woman," it is said, "knows truly what she is until she has worn the collar."
Marauders of Gor Book 9 Page 155
"In the legends, it is said that Torvald sleeps in the mountain," smiled Ivar Forkbeard, "to awaken when, once more, he is needed in Torvaldsland."
Marauders of Gor Book 9 Page 180
no master, it is said, who has not denied his girl food knows her;
Tribesmen of Gor Book 10 Page 48
"Only in a collar can a woman be truly free," I said. It was a Gorean saying.
Tribesmen of Gor Book 10 Page 75
"More real than the law is the heart," said the girl, quoting a proverb of the Tahari.
Tribesmen of Gor Book 10 Page 146
Had Ba'Arub destroyed or fouled the public wells at Red Rock, those outside the walls of the kasbah, Hammaran would have been forced to retire in twenty-four hours, and perhaps lose most of his men on the return march to his country. But, being of the Tahari, Ba'Arub, as it is told in the stories, related about the campfires, would not do this. It is said he came within ten yards of Hammaran.
Tribesmen of Gor Book 10 Page 176
A good fight, I have heard men of the Tahari say, licking their lips, justifies any cause.
Tribesmen of Gor Book 10 Page 177
To be a salt slave, it is said, one must be strong. Only the strong, it is said, reach Klima.
Tribesmen of Gor Book 10 Page 220
"The desert is my mother, and my father," said Hassan. It was a saying of the Tahari.
Tribesmen of Gor Book 10 Page 264
On Gor it is said that only a true slave begs to be freed.
Tribesmen of Gor Book 10 Page 350
Soon I smelled the frying of vulo eggs in a large, flat pan, and the unmistakable odor of coffee, or as the Goreans express it, black wine.
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 73
I was an ignorant, clumsy, frightened girl, raw, uncooked "collar meat," as it is said.
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 103
He who can bend the longbow, a peasant saying has it, cannot be slave.
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 112
Only a Ubar, it is said, may sit upon the throne of a Ubar.
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 114
It is said, in a Gorean proverb, that a man, in his heart, desires freedom, and that a woman, in her belly, yearns for love.
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 180
"It is said," said the one, "she has been given to Thurnus."
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 189
in the Gorean world, it is not uncommon to call in a trainer and beautician to appraise and improve a girl.
. . .
They are said to be able to work wonders. They are often employed in slave pens. A common challenge to them is to take an apparently plain free woman, recently enslaved, and transform her into a ravishing, imbonded beauty.
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 216
Yet every part of a female body is beautiful to a Gorean, a hand, a wrist, an ankle, the back of a knee, the turn of a thigh, the sweet, soft hair, almost invisible and delicate, below and behind the ear. Each part bespeaks the glory and wonder and promise of the whole. I have heard Gorean men cry out with joy at the sight of a woman.
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 236
"It is not yet time to serve the wine," I whispered. This is a common Gorean idiom. I was reminding him, timidly, that the time of general pleasure had not yet arrived.
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 265
"You fear the persuasions of the morrow?" inquired Borchoff.
"No," said the prisoner, "but there is a time and a place for speaking, as there is a time and a place for steel."
"It is a saying of the warriors," said Borchoff.
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 269
Many masters think it desirable to keep a girl illiterate in their language, thinking it makes them easier to control and puts them more at their mercy. Other masters differ in this, relishing the ownership and absolute domination of literate girls, preferably those who are well educated, highly intelligent and gifted. Such girls must be regarded as quite valuable; on the block they commonly bring the highest prices. It is also said they make the best slaves.
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 277
The tarnsman, circling about, took mercy upon her and it is said she cried out with joy as his braided leather rope dropped about her and tightened on her body, jerking her, its prisoner, from the high bridge.
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 332
"I have heard Dinas are good," he said.
"We are fabulous, Master!" I laughed. "We are Slave Flowers."
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 357
I have heard, the man, in the fullness of his heat, often laughs at the woman's illusion of freedom and seizes her to him as a slave;
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 361
"Sul paga!" demanded Thurnus. Sul paga, as anyone knew, is seldom available outside of a peasant village, where it is brewed. Sul paga would slow a tharlarion. To stay on your feet after a mouthful of Sul paga it is said one must be of the peasants, and then for several generations. And even then, it is said, it is difficult to manage. There is a joke about the baby of a peasant father being born drank nine months later.
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 414
Many girls dream of being sold in the Curulean. Its great block is perhaps the most famous in Ar. It is also the largest. It is semi-circular and some forty feet in width. It is painted for the most part in blue and yellow, the colors of the slavers, and ornately carved, with many intricate patterns and projections. It is perhaps fifteen feet high. An interesting feature of the block is that about it, on the semi-circular side facing the crowd, tall and serene, carved in white-painted wood, evenly spaced, are the figures of nine slave girls. They represent, supposedly, the first nine girls taken, thousands of years ago, by the men of a small village, called Ar. In the carving it may be seen that the throats of the girls are encircled by ropelike collars, presumably woven of some vegetable substance. It is said that at that time the men of Ar were not familiar with the working of iron. It is also said the girls were forced to breed mighty sons for their captors.
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Page 428
Sometimes special sales, well-publicized, are held, in which as few as fifteen or twenty girls, of great quality or interest, are sold. All Ar, it is said, tries to fill the house upon such occasions.
Slave Girl of Gor Book 11 Pages 431 - 432
I had looked into the blood, cupped in my hands. It is said that if one sees oneself black and wasted in the blood, one will perish of disease; if one sees oneself torn and bloody, one will perish in battle; if one sees oneself old and gray one will die in peace and leave children.
Beasts of Gor Book 12 Page 14
Indeed, there is a Gorean saying to the effect that any woman who relishes a compliment is in her heart a slave girl.
Beasts of Gor Book 12 Page 17
One of the most harsh and cruel slaveries on Gor, it is said, is that of the slave girls of Tharna.
Beasts of Gor Book 12 Page 46
It is said that only a fool would buy a clothed woman.
Beasts of Gor Book 12 Page 64
"In Torvaldsland," I said, "it is said the woman of Kassau make superb slaves." I looked at her. "Is it true?" I asked.
Beasts of Gor Book 12 Page 120
She, I had conjectured, would be the first of the three girls to come to a full slavery, or, as the Goreans sometimes put it, she would probably be the first to lick her chains.
Beasts of Gor Book 12 Page 221
Songs, even simple ones, are regarded by the red hunters as being precious and rather mysterious. They are pleased that there are songs. As it is said, "No one knows from where songs come."
Beasts of Gor Book 12 Page 263
The training of the assassin is thorough and cruel. He who wears the black of that caste has not won it easily. Candidates for the caste are chosen with great care, and only one in ten, it is said, completes the course of instruction to the satisfaction of the caste masters.
Beasts of Gor Book 12 Page 358
"But you are of the Assassins," I said.
"We are tenacious fellows," he smiled.
"I have heard that," I said.
Beasts of Gor Book 12 Pages 412 - 413
"He is Karjuk, Master," she whispered, "once of Bright Stones Camp, who became the guard."
"It is said he left the camps and became the guard," said Imnak, "because his gifts were once refused by a proud girl of the Copper Cliffs Camp."
Beasts of Gor Book 12 Pages 425 - 426
It is said that he whose lips have never touched those of a slave girl does not know, truly, what it is to hold a woman in his arms.
Beasts of Gor Book 12 Page 438
"It is said the women of Kassau make excellent slaves," I said.
Beasts of Gor Book 12 Page 439
It is said that a woman who has experienced slave orgasm can never thereafter be anything but a man's slave.
Explorers of Gor Book 13 Page 13
According to the tide tables the first tide would be full at six Ehn past the seventh Ahn.
Explorers of Gor Book 13 Page 53
It is said that the ear piercing of slaves, on Gor, originated in Turia.
Explorers of Gor Book 13 Page 96
"I am Kipofu," he said.
"It is said," I said, "that though you are blind there is little which you do not see in Schendi."
Explorers of Gor Book 13 Page 138
"Only one can sit upon the throne," said Msaliti.
"That is a saying in the north," I said.
"I know," said Msaliti. "But it is a saying that is also known east of Schendi."
"He who sits upon the throne, it is said," said Msaliti, "is the most alone of men."
Explorers of Gor Book 13 Page 237
Only one can sit upon the throne, as it is said. And, as it is said, he who sits upon the throne is the most alone of men.
Explorers of Gor Book 13 Page 243
"Beggars speak to beggars, and to Ubars," I said.
"It is a saying of Schendi," he said.
Explorers of Gor Book 13 Page 257
"It is said," I said, "That the women of Earth are natural slaves."
"It is true," she whispered.
"It is also said they are the lowest and most miserable of slaves, and are to be used as such."
Explorers of Gor Book 13 Page 291
"I have heard," she said, "that girls are often chained at night to slave rings at the foot of their masters' couches."
Explorers of Gor Book 13 Page 351
Sometimes, in the fall of a city, girls who have been enslaved, girls formerly of the now victorious city, will be freed. Technically, according to Merchant Law, which serves as the arbiter in such intermunicipal matters, the girls become briefly the property of their rescuers, else how could they be freed? Further, according to Merchant Law, the rescuer has no obligation to free the girl. In having been enslaved she has lost all claim to her former Home Stone. She has become an animal.
Explorers of Gor Book 13 Pages 409 - 410
As the Goreans have it, such women are too beautiful to be free.
Explorers of Gor Book 13 Page 410
There is a saying in Gorean, that the chains of a slave girl are heaviest in Port Kar.
Explorers of Gor Book 13 Page 458
I would later learn that this was, in cursive script, the initial letter of the Gorean expression 'Kajira', which is the most common Gorean expression for a female slave. The design also, according to some, is supposed to have symbolic significance.
Fighting Slave of Gor Book 14 Page 68
The welfare of a larger number of individuals, as the Goreans reason, correctly or incorrectly, is more important than the welfare of a smaller number of individuals.
Fighting Slave of Gor Book 14 Page 210
It is said on Gor that only slaves, outlaws and Priest-Kings, rumored to be the rulers of Gor, reputed to live in the remote Sardar Mountains, are without caste.
Fighting Slave of Gor Book 14 Page 210
Slaves are commonly kept illiterate. It makes them more helpless. It gives the masters more control over them. Besides, it is said, why should a slave know how to read?
Fighting Slave of Gor Book 14 Page 249
Who would wish to risk his life, it is said, to carry off a woman who might, when roped to a tree and stripped, turn out to be as ugly as a tharlarion?
Rogue of Gor Book 15 Page 42
Similarly it is said to be pleasant, if one has the time and patience, first to their horror and then to their joy, training them to the collar.
Rogue of Gor Book 15 Page 42
"Yes, Master," she said. "I was here. I remember. He is Callimachus, of Port Cos."
"He was once of the warriors?" I asked.
"It is thought so," she said. "So it is said among the girls."
Rogue of Gor Book 15 Page 97
In ancient Attica it is said there was a giant, Procrustes. He would seize upon travelers and tie them upon an iron bed. If the traveler was too short for the bed, he would disjoint and break their bodies until they fitted it; if they were too long for the bed, he would cut their feet from them, until they, again, fitted the bed. Perhaps the bed of Procrustes is the truth and men must be broken or cut to pieces that they may fit it. On the other hand, clearly there is an alternative, although Procrustes seemed not to have heard of it. The bed could be made to fit the guest. Is the bed to conform to the guest, or is the guest to conform to the bed. From my own point of view, I would prefer a bed which considered the nature of human beings. I would make the human being the measure by which I judged the value of beds. I see little of profit in making the bed the measure of the human being, and requiring that we remake, if by torture and mutilation, the human being until it fits the bed. Besides, we cannot remake the human being to fit the bed, truly. We do not make new human beings or better human beings by this method. All we make by that method is broken or mutilated human beings.
Rogue of Gor Book 15 Page 107
"I would like to know the business of Glyco with Callimachus," I said.
"I will tell you one thing I know," she said. "Glyco stays with the guardsmen of Port Cos, near the wharves."
"Not in an inn?" I asked.
"No," she said.
"Interesting," I said.
"And it is said, too," she whispered, coming close to me, the chain on her neck touching my chest, as she put her head over me, "that Glyco is not only a merchant but stands high in the merchant council of Port Cos."
Rogue of Gor Book 15 Page 163
"It is said," I said, "that the pirates own Victoria."
Rogue of Gor Book 15 Page 182
To beg to be purchased is a slave's act. That is a saying of Goreans.
Rogue of Gor Book 15 Page 221
It interested me that Tasdron had, without even thinking about it, spoken of me as of Victoria. I, myself, had never given the matter much thought. I supposed that I was, though, in a sense, of Victoria. It was here, surely, that I was living and working. Yet to live and work in a place, and to be of a place, are, in Gorean thinking, quite different things. I wondered if I were of Victoria. I thought perhaps it was not impossible.
Rogue of Gor Book 15 Page 261
It is said on Gor that the garments of a free woman are designed to conceal a woman's slavery, whereas the accouterments and garments of a slave, such as the brand and collar, the tunic or Ta-Teera, are made to reveal it.
Rogue of Gor Book 15 Page 276
I looked over the starboard rail, and saw the great, curved shearing blade, fixed in the side of the vessel. Its mate, anchored, too, in the strakes, forward of the oars, reposed on the port side. These blades were seven feet in height, like convex moons of iron. It is said that such blades were an invention of Tersites, a shipwright of Port Kar.
Rogue of Gor Book 15 Page 314
"The sword must drink until its thirst is satisfied," said Callimachus. It was a Gorean proverb.
Guardsman of Gor Book 16 Page 17
"The Voskjard has been delayed," said one of the men. "It is said he is not a patient man."
Guardsman of Gor Book 16 Page 20
"Beware the sleen that seems to sleep," is a Gorean proverb.
Guardsman of Gor Book 16 Page 50
"Not directly," I said. "That would be transparent Kaissa, as it is said. Yet the enemy will expect us to dart for that opening."
Guardsman of Gor Book 16 Page 80
She knows that she must be ready to serve, even on an instant's notice. This tends to keep her, as the Goreans say, rather vulgarly perhaps, "ready in her collar."
Guardsman of Gor Book 16 Page 208
"Beautiful enough to he collared" is a Gorean compliment, though perhaps a rather rude one, and one that one would not be likely to hear addressed openly and to the face of a free woman. "She has legs pretty enough to be those of a slave girl" is another such compliment.
Guardsman of Gor Book 16 Page 210
She might spend years in low taverns, or as a carnival dancer, or even as a street dancer, for provocation and use, on her leash, before her skills develop to a point at which she is good enough, as it is said, "to be permitted to dance before a Ubar."
Guardsman of Gor Book 16 Page 234
On the twenty-fifth of Se'Kara in Year One of the Sovereignty of the Council of Captains, the year 10,120 C.A., Contasta Ar, from the Founding of Ar, a sea battle took place in which the fleet of Port Kar defeated the fleets of Cos and Tyros. The monument, of course, commemorates this victory. The market forms itself about the monument. That year, incidentally, is also regarded as significant in the history of Port Kar because it was in that year that, as it is said, a Home Stone consented to reside within the city.
Savages of Gor Book 17 Pages 60 - 61
"It is said that such barbarians, properly tamed and trained, make excellent slaves," said the young man.
Savages of Gor Book 17 Page 83
The Goreans say that if one has never had a slave one has never had a woman.
Savages of Gor Book 17 Pages 221 - 222
Similarly there is a secret saying, among Gorean men, that no female is a woman, who has not been made a slave.
Savages of Gor Book 17 Page 222
She who writhes best under the lash, so say the Goreans, writhes best in the furs.
Savages of Gor Book 17 Page 230
"Have you a bargain to keep?" I asked.
"Yes," he said, "and it is important that I keep it. It is important that I maintain my integrity with these people, that I speak, as it is said, with a straight tongue."
Savages of Gor Book 17 Page 253
One day, I thought, perhaps, I might try chain-luck in the city of Ar. It is said there are some good-looking women there.
Blood Brothers of Gor Book 18 Page 48
The slave fires in her belly, as it is said, had now been lit.
Blood Brothers of Gor Book 18 Page 141
"Being a slave girl is very different from being a free woman," I said. "From a free woman a man expects little, or nothing. From a slave girl, on the other hand, he expects, as it is said, everything, and more."
Blood Brothers of Gor Book 18 Page 165
"It is said that he feared Mahpiyasapa would take the red-haired woman away from him."
. . .
"It is said he shot at Mahpiyasapa, and then went hunting," said Akihoka.
Blood Brothers of Gor Book 18 Page 186
"It is said she was once the daughter of Marlenus of Ar," I was told. "Then, for dishonoring him, she was disowned."
Blood Brothers of Gor Book 18 Page 306
"Now kneel before me," I said, "with your knees wide, with your wrists crossed behind you, touching, as though bound."
"Yes, Master," she said. She was then before me, in a posture of my dictation, and, as it is said, bound by my will.
Blood Brothers of Gor Book 18 Page 319
She still held her wrists crossed, touching, behind her. She was still bound, as it is said, by the master's will.
Blood Brothers of Gor Book 18 Page 320
(speaking of a tarn) It is said it can see an urt move across open ground at a distance of two pasangs.
Blood Brothers of Gor Book 18 Page 323
"It is said that Wakanglisapa prizes his feathers and is jealous of them, for they contain powerful medicine."
Blood Brothers of Gor Book 18 Page 346
"To share the kettle of a friend," I said, "is to dine with a Ubar."
"That, too, is a Gorean saying, isn't it?" asked Pumpkin.
"Yes," I said.
Blood Brothers of Gor Book 18 Page 349
Similarly, the expression "red silk," in Gorean, tends to be used as a category in slaving, and also, outside the slaving context, as an expression in vulgar discourse, indicating that the woman is no longer a virgin, or, as the Goreans say, at least vulgarly of slaves, that her body has been opened by men.
Blood Brothers of Gor Book 18 Page 472
"It is said," he said, "that she who identifies with slaves wants the collar on her own neck."
"No!" I cried.
"It is only a saying," he said. "Another such saying is that she who identifies with slaves is a slave."
Kajira of Gor Book 19 Page 121
The Goreans have a saying, "There are only two kinds of women, slaves, and slaves."
Kajira of Gor Book 19 Page 137
No longer was I a virgin. I had now been opened, as the Goreans might say, for the uses of men.
it is said, is in her heart a slave.
Kajira of Gor Book 19 Page 239
Musicians on Gor, that is, members of the caste of musicians, are seldom, if ever, enslaved. Their immunity from bondage, or practical immunity from bondage, is a matter of custom. There is a saying to the effect that he who makes music must, like the tarn and the Vosk gull, be free. This is a saying, however, which I suspect was invented by the caste of musicians, to protect itself from bondage.
Kajira of Gor Book 19 Pages 297 - 298
Few free women, I suspect, would dare to dance the dances of Gor before strong men. If they did so, how long could they expect to remain free? Any woman who dares to appear so before men, and dance, it is said, is in her heart a slave.
Kajira of Gor Book 19 Page 298
"It is said that you have the finest hunting sleen on Gor," said Eito.
"They are good hunters," said Hassan. "They have been bred for it."
Kajira of Gor Book 19 Page 305
Their sentence is almost invariably slavery. Interestingly, once branded and in the collar, and knowing themselves helpless and under suitable male discipline, it is said they become joyful and content.
Kajira of Gor Book 19 Page 316
The Goreans have a theory that any man can teach a woman her collar, and perfectly.
Kajira of Gor Book 19 Page 349
The Goreans have a theory that any man can teach a woman her collar, and perfectly.
Kajira of Gor Book 19 Page 439
"I am curious to know," I said.
"Curiosity is not becoming in a Kajira," he said.
"Nonetheless," I said, "we are notoriously curious. Doubtless the saying would not otherwise have gained such wide currency."
Kajira of Gor Book 19 Page 443
He who controls the roads, some say, controls the cities.
Players of Gor Book 20 Page 20
Goreans have a theory that there are only two sorts of women, slaves and slaves.
Players of Gor Book 20 Page 62
Boots swallowed, hard. "I am not a stern, inflexible fellow," he said. "It is well known that I am resilient and supple, as well as complex, subtle and talented. That Boots is a broad-minded fellow, I have often heard it said. He is easy-going and tolerant, as it is said, and, indeed, perhaps sometimes too much so for his own good, as it is also said. Yes, that Boots is a good fellow, one always ready to listen to arguments, to consider carefully the claims of reason, as they say."
Players of Gor Book 20 Page 196
"Only fools free female slaves," said Boots. "Surely you are familiar with the saying."
Players of Gor Book 20 Page 199
Gorean is written, as it is said, as the ox plows. The first line is written left to right, the second, right to left, the third, left to right again, and so on.
Players of Gor Book 20 Page 243
There is a saying on Gor, "No musician can be a stranger." This saying is sometimes, too, applied to members of the caste of players.
Players of Gor Book 20 Page 294
She shuddered. She lowered her eyes. "It is said that there is in every woman that which I sense so fearfully, yet so longingly, in myself."
Mercenaries of Gor Book 21 Page 8
It is said on Gor that any woman who bares her legs is a slave.
Mercenaries of Gor Book 21 Page 69
Within the entrance to the Semnium was a marble-floored, lofty hall. Passageways and stairways led variously from this broad vestibule. The walls were adorned with mosaics, scenes generally of civic life, prominent among them scenes of public gatherings, conferences and processions. One depicted the laying of the first stone in Torcadino's walls, an act which presumably would have taken place more than seven hundred years ago, when, according to the legends, the first wall, only a dozen feet high, was built to encircle and protect a great, sprawling encampment at the joining of trade routes.
Mercenaries of Gor Book 21 Page 141
There is a common myth, given their post in the city, that Taurentians are spoiled, and soft. This myth is false. They are elite troops, highly trained and devoted to their commanders.
Mercenaries of Gor Book 21 Pages 245 - 246
Without girders, frame steel and timber iron, as the Goreans say, wrought in the iron shops, such as are used in the towers, physics, even indexed to the Gorean gravity, is quick to impose its inexorable limits on heights.
Mercenaries of Gor Book 21 Page 282
I relit the lamp with the lighter, or as the Goreans say "fire-maker," from my pouch.
Mercenaries of Gor Book 21 Page 395
She had already been "opened for the uses of men," as it is said here.
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Page 65
I had been told that "curiosity was not becoming in a kajira." On the other hand I suspected that the very existence of such a saying witnessed in its way the widespread nature of exactly such a charming feature, or weakness.
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Page 122
Free women, incidentally, seldom, if ever, bare their shoulders. Doing so is almost like offering themselves for the collar. "If you would be stripped as a slave, then be a slave," it is said.
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Page 157
The husk of the she-sleen, as it is said, can be torn away, never to grow again, leaving behind only the soft flesh of another slave.
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Page 167
If a command needs to be repeated, as the saying goes, the girl needs to be punished.
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Page 211
Slave silk, and certainly that sort which is commonly worn in page taverns and upon occasion in brothels, when the girls are permitted clothing there, is generally diaphanous. It leaves little doubt as to the beauty of the slave. Some girls claim they would rather be naked, claiming that such silk makes them "more naked than naked," but most girls, and I think, even those, too, who speak in such a. way, are grateful for even the wisp of gossamer shielding it provides against the imperious appraisals of masters, even though it must be pulled away or discarded instantly at a man's whim. Too, I think most girls know that they are very beautiful in such silk, and this, I suspect, is why they love it, and treasure it so. Free women, on Gor, it seems, are frightened even to look upon such material, apparently finding it scandalously offensive, or somehow profoundly disturbing to them, let alone let it touch their body. Some free women, captured, when such stuff is thrown to them, profess to prefer death to putting it on, but when this choice is that which is actually offered to them they put it on quickly enough. Too, such women, it is said, make excellent slaves.
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Pages 224 - 225
She would come to realize that, as the Goreans say, "slave fires had been lit in her belly."
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Page 241
Market of Semris is not a large town, and it is mostly famed, as I have earlier noted, for its markets for tarsks, "four-legged" and "two-legged," as it is said, but like most Gorean towns, its square, even as small as it was, was a matter of civic pride.
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Page 281
Many of the finest tavern dancers, it is said, began on the back streets, on a leash.
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Page 287
Many times these offers, which are usually generous, are accepted, with the result that the amount of area under cultivation by the great farms tends to increase. Sometimes, it is said, that cruel and unfair pressure is applied to farmers, or villages, such as threats, or the burning of crops, and such, but I would think that this would surely be the exception rather than the rule.
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Page 303
"Wine, Master?" is a common expression. In it the slave usually offers the master not only drink, say, the wine in the cup, but also, implicitly, the wine of her love, body and beauty.
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Page 325
In Gorean mythology it is said that there was once a war between men and women and that the women lost, and that the Priest-Kings, not wishing the women to be killed, made them beautiful, but as the price of this gift decreed that they, and their daughters, to the end of time, would be the slaves of men.
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Page 352
Indeed, it is said some of the finest and most sensuous dancers are private slaves who perform in delicious secrecy, and totally, for a single master.
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Page 357
Further, it is said that the slavery of a woman in Tharna is one of the strictest, most uncompromising and complete of slaveries on Gor.
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Page 385
Surprisingly, however, and scarcely to be expected in such a stern polity, the city itself is ruled by a Tatrix. Her name, it is said, is Lara. Also, paradoxically, Tharna's first minister, who stands second only to the Tatrix, is not of high caste but of lowly origin, only of the metal workers. His name, it is said, is Kron. Such things, I think, make Tharna an unusual city. She defends herself well, incidentally, and some, though perhaps they jest, speculate that her silver may be safer even than that of Argentum, which is an ally of Ar. One man of Tharna, it is said, is a match for ten from most cities.
Dancer of Gor Book 22 Page 385
Most Goreans, incidentally, do not attribute lightning and thunder to the grinding of the flour of Priest-Kings. They regard such things as charming myths, which they have now outgrown.
Renegades of Gor Book 23 Page 18
There is even the legend of the tarntauros, or creature half man, and half tarn, which in Gorean myth, plays a similar, one might even say, equivalent, role to that of the centaur in the myths of Earth. Too, the tarnsman retains something of the glamour which on Earth attached to the horseman, particularly so as the technology laws of the Priest-Kings, remote, mysterious masters of Gor, preclude the mechanization of transportation.
Renegades of Gor Book 23 Pages 138 - 139
"It is said the city will soon fall," I said.
"The defenses cannot be long maintained?" she asked.
"It is thought not," I said.
Renegades of Gor Book 23 Page 149
"But then," I said, "it is said, I have heard, that those of Port Kar prize Cosians as slaves."
Renegades of Gor Book 23 Page 175
"I have heard that bondage is difficult to conceal," said Lady Claudia.
Renegades of Gor Book 23 Page 273
"It is said the Cosians did much butchery in the city."
Renegades of Gor Book 23 Page 309
Warriors, it is said in the codes, have a common Home Stone. Its name is battle.
Renegades of Gor Book 23 Page 343
"It is said," said Aemilianus, "as Calliodorus has told me, that even a whisper in Ar is heard in Telnus by nightfall."
Renegades of Gor Book 23 Page 420
All, I think it is fair to say, are itching for the touch of masters."
"'Itching'?" I asked, amused.
"A slave's expression," she smiled.
Vagabonds of Gor Book 24 Page 14
"Surely there must have been repercussions concerning the dispatches and such," I ventured.
"They were not important, it seems, but routine. It is said they were not even coded. Too, his bravery, his skill with tarns and the sword, and such, were valued. To be sure, he was fined and reduced in rank. His monetary fortunes, I gather, if not his dignity, have been apparently recouped, presumably from loot distributed to the command of Artemidorus, acquired in the fall of Ar's Station."
Vagabonds of Gor Book 24 Pages 24 - 25
She was short-legged and plump, juicy, as it is said, with a marvelous love cradle. Such often make superb slaves. They commonly bring high prices in the markets.
Vagabonds of Gor Book 24 Page 31
It is said that the chains of a slave girl are heaviest in Port Kar.
Vagabonds of Gor Book 24 Page 193
With the unification of the Wagon Peoples under a Ubar San, Kamchak, of the Tuchuks, it is my impression that the riders of the swift kaiila now seldom ply their depredations against their own kind. Rather do they roam afield. It is said not a woman is safe within a thousand pasangs of the wagons.
Vagabonds of Gor Book 24 Page 272
To be sure, once the slave has learned her condition, or learned her collar, as the Goreans say, she has no doubt whatsoever of this dominance, and her subjection to it.
Vagabonds of Gor Book 24 Page 321
The saying "Modesty is not permitted to slave girls," is a saying then which is usually reserved for particular occasions, as, for example, if a girl might exhibit distress at being stripped for her sale, or, say, be tempted to balk at performing floor movements naked for business acquaintances of her master.
Vagabonds of Gor Book 24 Page 324
"It is said that five women there wear the disk of Tamrun."
"He must be quite a man," I said.
Vagabonds of Gor Book 24 Pages 351 - 352
I did not think he would mind if I "shared his kettle," as some of the Goreans say.
Vagabonds of Gor Book 24 Page 372
She was well made up, with lipstick, eye shadow, and such, a painted slave, as it is said.
Vagabonds of Gor Book 24 Page 400
On Gor it is said that free women are slaves who have not yet been collared.
Magicians of Gor Book 25 Page 22
Given the anger in Ar at Ar's Station, and the fact that the Home Stone of Ar's Station had been sent to Ar, supposedly, according to the rumors, not for safekeeping, given the imminent danger in the city, but in a gesture of defiance and repudiation, attendant upon the supposed acceptance of a new Home Stone, one bestowed upon them by Cosians, the stone was, during certain hours, publicly displayed.
Magicians of Gor Book 25 Page 24
How lofty, I thought, are the walls of Ar. Yet they were only of stone and mortar. They could be breached. Her bridges could be, as the Goreans have it, washed in blood.
Magicians of Gor Book 25 Page 38
"Noble Talena!" cried another.
"It is absurd," said another fellow. "She is not the daughter of Marlenus. She was disowned by him."
"And thus," I said, "her offer is of no more import than would be the similar offer of any other free woman of Ar."
"Treason!" said a fellow.
"It is said," said a fellow, "that she has been a slave."
Magicians of Gor Book 25 Page 72
"It is said that even numbers of the High Council, as a token, have come to the wall, loosened a stone, and tumbled it down."
Magicians of Gor Book 25 Page 119
"It all depends on the fellow involved," he said. "If you were to attempt to accomplish this, with your particular subtlety and skills, there would indeed be danger, perhaps unparalleled peril. Indeed, I think I would have the rack prepared the night before. But for me, I assure you, it is nothing, no more than a sneeze."
. . .
"Do you not remember what he said in his insula," I asked
Marcus, "that it was nothing, that it would be no more than a sneeze?"
"Yes," said Marcus. That is a Gorean expression, incidentally, that something would be no more than a sneeze.
Magicians of Gor Book 25 Pages 287 & 404
"'Do you know that he dedicated the first performance of his "Lurius of Jad" to me?' she asked."
'Yes, Mistress,' I responded.
'It is said to have been his finest performance,' she said, the she-sleen!"
Magicians of Gor Book 25 Page 363
Perhaps they could even arrange for the purchase of one of them, not to free her, of course, for it is said that only a fool frees a slave girl, but to take her home and keep her for themselves.
Magicians of Gor Book 25 Page 378
Indeed, it is said, though I do not know with what truth, that Pentilicus Tallux, for whom the great theater is named, first inscribed his poetry on walls.
Magicians of Gor Book 25 Page 378
"Do you not remember what he said in his insula," I asked Marcus, "that it was nothing, that it would be no more than a sneeze?"
"Yes," said Marcus. That is a Gorean expression, incidentally, that something would be no more than a sneeze.
Magicians of Gor Book 25 Pages 404 - 405
"Curiosity is not becoming in a kajirus," I said.
"Yes, Master," he said. This was a play, of course, on the common Gorean saying that curiosity is not becoming in a female slave, or kajira.
Magicians of Gor Book 25 Page 436
Those who control the public boards, it is said, control the city.
Magicians of Gor Book 25 Page 488
"It is said," he remarked, "that one such as you might be hot."
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 62
We were all pierced-ear girls, as it is said.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 72
A saying, a saying of men, of course, has it that all women are slaves, only that some are not yet in the collar.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 102
Too, my curiosity had been evident, and curiosity, it is said, is not becoming in such as we.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 118
On this world I had not been permitted footwear. It is said that it need not be wasted on animals.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 123
A tasta is a kind of small, sweet candy, usually sold at fairs. It is commonly mounted on a stick. Some men use it as a slang expression for one such as I.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 148
It is said that only a fool would buy a woman clothed.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 156
At that time I did not know of the habit of some masters, usually imposed as punishment, to refuse an upright posture to their girls, and to refuse them, as well, the use of human language. They must go about on all fours, or their bellies, and communicate, as they can, by whimpers, moans, and such. They are naked, save for their collars. They are not permitted to use their hands to feed themselves, and so on. Needless to say, they also serve in this modality. There are various Gorean expressions for this; one is the "discipline of the she-tarsk."
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 173
"Her brand is still smoking," laughed another. It was a saying.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 202
It is said that only a fool frees a slave girl. It is true.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 212
One might even have said, as one had, as the saying has it, that my brand was still smoking.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 213
Priest-Kings, for example, whoever they may be, have no caste. They are said to be "above caste."
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 226
The men on this world relish intelligent women. We make, it is said, the best slaves.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 272
It is said that sometimes slavers enter the boudoir of a free woman and scrutinize her in her sleep, in this considering what value, if any, she might hold as a slave.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 309
What free woman would dare to appear, as it is said, "slave desirable"?
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 321
Still he put his finger under her collar, and, as she gasped, he pulled her even closer to him, indeed, quite close to him, "slave close," as the expression is.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 358
One night, of course, merely be told that curiosity is not becoming in a kajira, which, I had learned, is something of a saying on this world, but, more likely, one might be cuffed or beaten, and then one might have one's hands bound behind one and one's question written on, say, the interior of one's thigh or on a breast, usually the left, as most masters are right handed, where when one returns to one's keeper or master, it will be clear that one has been disobedient, and attempted to obtain the denied information illicitly.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Pages 361 - 362
"There is a saying," she said. "It is that there are two sorts of female slaves, those who are collared, and those who are not yet collared."
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 369
Indeed, it is said that a skilled slaver can tell the difference between a free woman in the robes of concealment and a slave in them merely by having them walk about.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 394
Whatever be the case here, it is a mater of fact that "slave strikes" more frequently target slaves than free woman.
I know this now, but did not realize it at the time. Indeed, I was shortly to be apprised of an exception to this rule, though, at the time, I did not understand that it was an exception.
And, in its way, I suppose the exception, as it is said, "proved the rule." In any event, in contrast to the rule, its anomalous character drew a great deal of attention to the very rule it violated.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 408
Curiosity, it is said, is not becoming in kajirae.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 415
It is said that none may pass unauthorized the lines of interdiction, and that, of those who do, none are to return.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 417
In Gorean there is an expression which would rather literally translate as "display slave," and it seems that that is much the same idea, namely, that the woman's value is seen to lie more in the ranges of a decoration, an appointment, an appurtenance, or such things, than in herself, than in the heats, services, devotions, and loves of a whole woman, a living, breathing, loving, passionate, needful female.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 583
"Honor," I said, "has many voices, and many songs."
He looked down at me startled. "That is a saying of warriors," he said. "It is from the codes. It is a long time since I have heard it. I had almost forgotten it. Where did you, a slave, hear it?"
"In Treve," I said.
Witness of Gor Book 26 Page 711
The saying is given more fully, commonly, as "open for the uses of men."
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 136
She then felt her body, her hair in his grip, his left hand on her left knee, bent backward, until she was helpless before him; the "slave bow," as the expression is, of her vulnerable, owned beauty thusly exhibited for his attention, or assessment.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 141
On the other hand, it is said that beneath all the clothing, the veils, the Robes of Concealment, and such, of a free woman there is still, after all, only the body of a naked slave."
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 154
It is said those of Treve know well how to handle women."
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 158
But it is said that even in such women there eventually comes a moment in their bondage when the emotional cataclysm occurs, when the breakthrough takes place, when the depths of the unconscious open up, when the surgent, rising earthquake of the liberated spirit totters and collapses the fragile, brittle walls of their psychological prisons, when the moment of truth blazes before them like sunrise, and shuddering and sobbing with gratitude and misery they understand themselves for the first time in their lives, understand that they are women, and belong to men, men who will see to it that they fulfill their natures.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 189
"Perhaps you rushed to your ideology in order to hide your deepest feelings and needs from yourself, the ideology constituting in its way a defense mechanism, as the expression is, a hysterical denial of inwardly sensed biotruths."
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 201
She had been, as the saying was, opened for the uses of men.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 219
She recalled a saying she had heard in the house, that beneath the clothes of every woman there is to be found the body of a naked slave.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 222
As the saying is, if one wants a man to be more of a man one should be more of a woman.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 232
"It is said that Myron, Polemarkos of Temos, has entered the city," said Fel Doron.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 325
In a sales coffle two policies tend to predominate: sometimes the most beautiful are saved for the end, which has led to the saying "rich enough to buy from the end of the chain,"
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 350
She recalled the saying that curiosity was not becoming in a slave girl, a saying which had always seemed ironic to her, because, to the best of her knowledge, amongst such eager, bright, lively creatures, an avid curiosity was endemic.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 354
Elsewhere she supposed that the stream was not more than three or four feet deep, or, as the Goreans would have it, who tended to think of water from the bottom up, three or four feet high.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 382
It is a common belief on Gor that all free females desire in their secret hearts to be the slaves of masters; there is a saying, in every free female there lurks a slave, a slave awaiting her liberation, her freedom, her collar.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 395
"It is said," said Feike, smiling, "that no barbarian knows how to please a man."
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 434
Then she rose to her feet and put her veil about her head, wrapping it closely about her head and shoulders, concealing even her face. It was much as though she might be a free woman, though surely the bells on her ankle and her silks belied that possibility. She then walked about the dancing area, erect, proudly, gracefully, but keeping herself concealed.
To be sure, her feet were bare, and there were bells on her left ankle. This created, to the Gorean thinking, a paradox.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 439
The more intelligent she is, of course, the better slave she is likely to make; I assume that that is obvious; she is likely to be more aware of the subtlest and almost unspoken desires of her master; she is less likely to make errors which might displease him; and she is likely to be not only hot, devoted and dutiful, as the saying is, but inventive and zealous, conscientious and creative, intelligently desperate to please, in her unrelieved, categorical servitude.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 451
In Gorean there is even an expression "slave desirable," which means, of course, desirable enough even to be a female slave.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 483
Perhaps, on the other hand, she is, subconsciously presumably, as the saying is, "courting the collar."
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 495
Thus, if the women are slaves, they will have them so clad, "slave clad," as the expression is.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 536
I have heard that there is a saying amongst one of the many Gorean peoples, in this case the "Red Savages of the Barrens," as they are spoken of, to the effect that an enemy afoot is an enemy dead.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 584
He decided, it is said, to keep her for himself.
It is said she became one of the loveliest house and stable slaves in Venna, a city somewhat north of Ar, famed for its tharlarion races.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 590
"Masters!" said Ellen. "It may be I whom they want. That is possible! It is said Tersius Major is with them! He may want me!
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 599
It is said that once one has tasted a slave, one finds it difficult to think again in terms of free women.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 625
Ellen then realized that she might be extremely desirable, perhaps even, as it is said, "slave desirable."
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 626
The sleen, it is said, is the ideal mercenary.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 643
There is a saying that curiosity is not becoming in a kajira, and yet how well the masters understand our incessant and insatiable curiosity! But sometimes I think my master keeps much from me not simply because he enjoys keeping me, tormentingly, appropriately, as Goreans see it, in "slave ignorance," but for my safety, as well.
Prize of Gor Book 27 Page 710
The nature of the Priest-Kings seems to be obscure. It is said by some that they are without form.
Kur of Gor Book 28 Page 7
In the north of Gor, in its polar regions, inhabited sparsely by tribes of humans known as the Red Hunters, recognizable by the small blue spot at the base of their spine, it is said that he, this Tarl Cabot, once encountered a great war general of the Kurii, Zarendargar, whose name, for convenience, we have transliterated into phonemes hopefully accessible to at least some readers of this tale, certainly in this translation.
Kur of Gor Book 28 Pages 18 - 19
Or perhaps it is their way of, as it is said, "courting the collar."
Kur of Gor Book 28 Page 55
Slave fires, as the expression is, are cruelly and mercilessly lit within the bellies of female slaves.
Kur of Gor Book 28 Page 167
The gates of many cities have been unlocked with a key of silver," smiled Peisistratus.
This is, one gathers, a saying. Its origin is obscure. It may be from the "Field Diaries," an anonymous Gorean publication, often attributed to Carl Commenius, he of Argentum. It has also been attributed to Dietrich of Tarnburg, Lurius of Jad, and even, interestingly, to Marlenus of Ar. One suspects that its actual origin is lost. It, or its variations, might emerge, naturally enough, one supposes, from reflection upon a variety of historical instances.
Kur of Gor Book 28 Page 294
"The Goreans have a saying," he said, "that all women are indeed slaves, only that some are in collars and some are not."
Kur of Gor Book 28 Page 312
Only a fool, it is said, would buy a woman clothed.
Kur of Gor Book 28 Page 334
"The arrow is swifter," said Cabot. "It is not for nothing the arrow is sometimes spoken of as the bird of death. In Torvaldsland, the arrow is sometimes spoken of as the jard feeder."
This reference seems obscure, but the jard is a Gorean bird, a small, black, flocking bird, a scavenger. Its gatherings, sometimes before battles, or in the vicinity of lengthy, desperate marches, are often regarded with uneasiness, and some see it as a bird of ill omen. A saying in the Gorean north, seemingly related, is to speak of a defeated force as having been given over to the feasting of jards.
Kur of Gor Book 28 Pages 376 - 377
Indeed, it may have been a bit shorter than even that of the slave, which was already scandalously brief, or, as the saying is, "slave short," and, in addition, its light fabric, unshaped and loose on her body, was split at both hips, to the waist.
Kur of Gor Book 28 Pages 446 - 447
"The massacre, it is said, took place in the Vale of Destruction," said Peisistratus.
Kur of Gor Book 28 Page 531
"Zarendargar," said a Kur.
"It is said he asked for you," said a Kur.
Kur of Gor Book 28 Page 602
It is said that some can take a pot girl, a kettle-and-mat girl, a mill girl, a laundress, or such, and return a needful dream of a pleasure slave.
Kur of Gor Book 28 Page 610
Four days later, Peisistratus, with several of his men, arrived, together with some of their slaves, for Gorean men are fond of slaves, and seldom wish to do without their services and pleasures. This is easily understood, as I understand it, by any human male who has, as the saying is, "partaken of collar meat." Once a fellow has, as it is said, "tasted slave," it seems he is content thereafter with nothing less.
Kur of Gor Book 28 Pages 652 - 653
It is said that no woman knows how beautiful she is until she has seen herself in a collar.
Kur of Gor Book 28 Page 702
"I have heard that Goreans believe all women should be slaves," she said.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 16
"In the cupboards of Port Kar, it is said, one is as likely to find gold as bread." It was a saying.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 35
Many of these women, of course, on the other hand, are distributed as gifts by the captains or, more likely, retailed locally, for example sold to various local taverns. The women are usually of high quality or they would not be taken. When they are stripped, if ashore, before embarking, before returning to port, it is determined whether or not they are, as the saying is, "slave beautiful."
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Pages 35 - 36
Too, in the codes there is a saying that he who strikes first lives to strike second.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 37
Too, it is not unknown for such tarns to revert, so to speak. I think no tarn is that far from the wild. In their blood, it is said, are the wind and the sky.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 53
In his own hut, if it has a Home Stone, it is said that even a beggar is a Ubar.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 54
Long ago, in Turia, it is said that a free woman, armed with a dagger, disguised as a slave, attempted to assassinate a Ubar in his cups.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 59
I had punished the Earth girl well for her indiscretion. She was now, as the saying is, more familiar with her collar. Now, the very thought of attempting to escape, or of even failing to be pleasing, and fully so, would fill her with terror.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Pages 104 - 105
Gorean slaves were seldom freed. Indeed, there is a saying that only a fool frees a slave girl.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 113
"It is only a matter of time," said a fellow, "until she is thrown, naked and in chains, to the tiles at the foot of the Ubar's throne."
"Woe to Talena," said a fellow.
"She is a traitress to her Home Stone," said a man.
"True," said the fellow. "Let it then be done to her according to the ways of Gor."
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 120
Many free women, incidentally, have never seen a slave in "position," though they may, to their disgust, or delight and envy, have heard the attitude described.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 122
She has been, as it is said, "spoiled for freedom."
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 125
Wonders, it is said, may be wrought in such women by a switch, and a master's hand.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 137
Earth-girl names commonly serve as slave names on Gor. That is perhaps because Goreans think of Earth girls as being of slave stock, of superb slave stock. Indeed, some Goreans look for them in the markets, and it is said they are seldom disappointed.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 176
There is no training, as it is said, which can compare with the dojo of blood.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 282
"He is ronen," said Tajima. "A fellow of the waves, as it is said, one with no home, one carried by the current, one with no master, no captain. There are many such."
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 288
There is a saying that a man conquers with the sword, the slave with a kiss.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 317
Such women, it might be mentioned, in passing, once enslaved, are irremediably slaves. They are rejected as free females not only by their former compatriots, with whom they once shared a Home Stone, but by their families, as well. Once collared, as the saying is, always a slave.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 323
It is said that there is only one thing more miserable than a master without a slave, and that is a slave without a master.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 363
It is said that in the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king. So, too, it might be said that in the kingdom of the addled and staggering, he is king who is sober, swift, and purposeful.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 413
Curiosity, it is said, is not becoming in a kajira.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 431
There is a saying among warriors that he who attacks a shadow plays with death.
Swordsmen of Gor Book 29 Page 434
To shorten the story, great Marlenus was recognized, it is said by a slave, in a line of Peasants, delivering suls within the city.
. . .
In their care, days later, it is said that suddenly the long-suppressed memory of great Marlenus again came alive, in a howl of understanding and rage.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 15
The tarn, it is said, is the Ubar of the sky.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 28
"The laws of Cos," I said, "march with the spears of Cos."
"That is a saying, is it not?" asked Lord Nishida.
"Yes," I said.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 97
Is it not a saying of warriors that one does not sell one's blade, that steel is to be prized above gold? And honor above life?
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 101
"I have heard," I said, "that barbarians are good."
"Any woman is good," said Cabot, "once she is broken to the collar."
Again I thought of Alcinoë. How pleasant it might be, she now a slave, to break her to the collar, to have crawling to my feet, begging a caress.
"Barbarians sell well," I said. I wondered what Alcinoë might bring.
"Few are left long on the chain," he granted me.
"It is said they lick the whip quickly," I said.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 117
As it is said, all women are slaves, only some are in collars, and some are not.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 128
As it is said, curiosity is not becoming in a kajira.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 206
Lord Nishida had two contract women, as the expression is, at his disposal, Sumomo and Hana.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 270
As it is said, the identity of a slave is given to her by the collar.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 274
A saying has it, bare the face, bare the woman. Another well-known saying is, remove the veil of a free woman and look upon the face of a slave.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Pages 341 - 342
Some of our bowmen climbed over bodies, and from the grisly height of such hills, formed of inert or bleeding men, plied their craft, playing, as it is said, tunes on the lyre of death.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 357
When Tereus withdrew, storming away, in compliance with the instructions of the deck watch, it is said the eyes of Rutilius, glistening, followed him, and that he smiled, and then turned about, and hobbled away, poking at the deck with his makeshift crutch.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 361
Many free women, it is said, and perhaps all, as is hinted, are merely slaves who have dared to conceal themselves for a time in the habiliments of the free.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 373
"Many of the enemy, it is said," said a fellow, "are low Pani, impressed into service. The blast of a war horn should send them running back to their fields."
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 402
He who controls the rice, it is said, controls the islands.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 407
"It is said," said Philoctetes, "Tarl Cabot is on the grounds."
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 407
"Surely freedom is precious," I said.
"So, too," she said, "is bondage."
"I have heard so," I said.
"What woman does not wish to be owned," she said, "what woman does not wish a master?"
"Some, I suppose, free women, would deny it," I said.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 438
If I owned her, I thought, she would well know herself slave. Her collar, as it is said, would be well locked.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 440
One is reminded of the saying that a free woman is but a slave without a collar.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 480
Among their many services, for a sufficient fee, they assure success in business, politics, and love, which successes are unfailing, it is said, unless they not be in accord with the will of the Priest-Kings. On the docks, also for a sufficient fee, they sometimes sell fair winds and clear skies, which also never fail, it is said, save when not in accord with the will of the Priest-Kings.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 504
Swords, not words, rule cities, it is said.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 516
"A slave," he said.
"Yes, Master!" she laughed, and leaned forward, as she could, straining to reach him with her lips.
"I am not a fool," he said.
"No, Master!" she said.
This was doubtless an allusion to the well-known proverb, that only a fool frees a slave girl.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Pages 527 - 528
"I could slip half of this into my purse," I said, "while you two are carrying on, as it is said, dizzy on the heights of desire, wandering on the roads of delight, lost in the forests of rapture, drunk on the wines of love, swimming about in one another's eyes, and such. Repulsive. Offensive!"
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 546
"I did not allow her to speak," said Callias.
I nodded. She had been then, as it is said, gagged by the master's will.
Mariners of Gor Book 30 Page 562
On the other hand, the Goreans have an expression, "Slave beautiful," and that clearly means beautiful enough to be a slave.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 40
We are, as it is said, not permitted modesty, no more than a she-sleen or she-tarsk, but we will do much for a garment, however scanty.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 99
It is said the chains of a slave girl are heaviest in Port Kar.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 119
It is said that only a fool buys a woman clothed.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 129
Still, I have heard rumors that some free women dye their hair.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 136
But then I recalled the saying, that only a fool buys a woman clothed.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 139
The caste of Initiates, it is said, act as the intermediaries between Priest-Kings and men, appointing festivals, prophesying, uttering oracles, accepting offerings, selling blessings, performing sacrifices, and such.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 142
It is said that bondage makes a woman more beautiful, and I suspect that that is true.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 154
I assumed they would not have been freed. They were comely, and it is said that only a fool frees a slave girl.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 226
A Gorean saying, seldom heard in the presence of free women, has it that beneath the robes of every free woman there is a naked slave.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 231
"I see," I said. "I have heard that some men, for whatever reason, see a woman as their slave, as delicious, incomparable collar meat, special to them, and will not rest until she is chained at their feet."
"And I have heard," said he. "that some women, for whatever reason, look up at a fellow, from their knees, and recognize him as their master."
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 349
She had perhaps been testing him, to see, as the saying is, how many links of chain were permitted to her, which is an unwise venture with a Gorean male.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 399
It is said the man conquers with a sword, the woman with a kiss.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 502
It is said there is a Third Knowledge but that is reserved to Priest-Kings.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 562
"It is said," said Nora, "that there is a conspiracy of men within the Cave to thwart the projects of the hirsute masters."
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 587
There is a saying, of course, that only a fool frees a slave girl.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 647
Is the expression 'collar slut' not informative? I think so.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 29
But beyond the influx of refugees, more streaming in each day, the crowding, the begging, the closing of hiring tables, the raiding of garbage troughs, the sleeping in cold, damp dangerous streets, the discordant accounts of doings to the south and east, the racing about of rumors, it was clear that something different and unusual was occurring in Brundisium, something apart from refugees, apart from remote dislocations, apart from proscriptions and impaling spears, apart from tumult and flight, apart from red grass and bloodied stones, apart from hazard and vengeance, apart from political rearrangements, apart from exchanges of power wherein, as it is said, the "streets run with blood."
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Pages 39 - 40
If the Merchants are not a high caste, it is clear they are an important caste. It is said they own councils and sway law, that their gold hides and whispers behind thrones, that cities heed their words, that Ubars are often in their debt.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 64
It is said that curiosity is not becoming to a kajira.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 67
Did they not know that they were women, and in the presence of men? Perhaps, as the saying is, they were "courting the collar."
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 80
In some places, farther south, there are women in the forest who do not belong to men. They are free women and hate us, for we belong to men. If they capture us they beat us and sell us. But if they are captured, it is said that they, too, quickly, learn they belong to men.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 89
It is said that a free woman might perish of shame if placed in a slave tunic, but, to a slave, such a garment, which she knows need not be accorded to her, may be a treasure, more precious to her than some assemblage of robes and veils to a free woman.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 95
Who, it is said, would wish to risk his life for a tarsk? On the other hand, there is little doubt that the capture of a free woman, given the care with which they are guarded, the glory of capturing one, and such, is usually considered an estimable coup.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 97
Except on a round ship and even on many of those, mariners do not welcome the presence of a free woman. Such, it is said, sow discord.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 106
"It is said you have been even to the pavilion of Lord Okimoto."
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 130
"You stand high," I said. "It is said you have been admitted even to the pavilion of Lord Okimoto."
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 131
"There is nothing at the World's End," I said, "only the currents, the storms, and the great cliff, over which ships will be swept, to plunge forever."
"Such things are said," he said, "but you do not believe them."
. . .
"Some," he said. "Have you heard of Tersites, of Port Kar?"
"I have heard of him," I said. "He disappeared, years ago. He was a shipwright, eccentric and unreliable, driven from Port Kar. It is said he is lame, half-blind, and mad. It is said he is at war with Thassa and would challenge her."
"It is his ship," said Tyrtaios, "and it is being built for, and outfitted for, a voyage to the World's End."
"From whence are the Pani?" I asked.
"I think," said he, "from the World's End."
"How came they here?" I asked.
"It is said," he said, "on the wings of Priest-Kings."
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 146
On the other hand, many, it is said, "court the collar," and it seems to be the case that "free captures," in their hundreds or thousands, as in the wars, the raids of slavers, the seizures of caravans, the depredations of pirates, the fall of cities, and such, once collared, once owned, find fulfillments until then no more than suspected.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 172
"What is wrong with it?" asked the beast. "We are preparing it for you. You commonly cook your food, do you not? We prefer a live kill, with the fresh blood."
"I think," said Tyrtaios, "he would prefer that it be killed."
"It is said that cooking it alive improves the flavor," said the beast. "I have heard so."
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 214
The garment was sleeveless, and came high on my thighs. Such tunics leave little to the imagination. The disrobing loop, for I now wore one, was at my left shoulder, where it would be convenient to the hand of a right-handed man. Such garment, too, of course, lack a nether closure. We are to be at the convenience of our masters. In such a tunic it is said that a woman is more naked than naked.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 231
It is said some larls can hear the squeal of a wounded animal from five pasangs away.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 300
I have heard that free women, if they have a serving slave, or slaves, often purchase pretty ones, ones of a sort they particularly hate, in this way denying such a slave a master, which gratifies the free woman, and denying a master the slave, which, I suppose gratifies her as well.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 312
"Are not barbarians frigid?" he asked.
"Not at all," I said. "Touch one, and see her squirm, and beg."
"I suppose it might be nice to have one or another in one's pleasure garden," he said.
"I suppose," I said, "but I have heard they also make nice private slaves, as well. It is said they are commonly devoted."
"One must beware of caring for a slave," he said.
"Of course," I said. How preposterous was such a notion!
"You seem to know something of barbarians," he said. "How is that possible?"
"I have heard things," I said.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 357
Whereas cities have laws, and most castes have caste codes, there is only one law which is generally respected, and held in common, amongst Gorean municipalities, and that is Merchant Law, largely established and codified at the great Sardar Fairs. According to Merchant law an unclaimed slave, one legally subject to claimancy, may be claimed, and then is the property of the claimant.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 424
It is said that there is no escape for the Gorean slave girl.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 439
"There is a man called Tersites," she said, "a master shipwright, he is supposedly determined."
"I think he is mad," I said.
"It is said he thinks of the World's End," she said.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 458
Curiosity, as it is said, is not becoming in a kajira.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 475
"Only a fool," said he, "frees a slave girl."
"That is a saying, is it not?" I said.
"Yes," he said.
Smugglers of Gor Book 32 Page 550
"In your camp," said Lord Okimoto, "it is said the men are well fed."
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 20
"It is said," said Lord Nishida, "that a thousand posts surmounted by a thousand heads line the march of Yamada to the lands of Temmu."
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 54
"And in the camp it is said that Tarl Cabot, tarnsman, has deserted the banner of Temmu, and that the tarn cavalry, what remained of it, is fled."
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 76
There is a Gorean expression, "slave beautiful," or "beautiful enough to be a slave."
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 79
"It is said that unless the house of Temmu yields to the house of Yamada the iron dragon will emerge from its den and destroy the house of Temmu."
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 107
"The bones and shells do not lie," said Daichi, in a terrible voice, pointing to the objects in question.
"Perhaps," I said, "those who read them might - be mistaken."
"It is said," said Lord Temmu, "that they are sometimes hard to understand."
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 123
Secrets are seldom entrusted to slaves. As it is said, the babbling of slaves is like the babbling of brooks. Who knows who will stray by the brook and at what time?
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 213
Tyrtaios, who, I feared, possessed the subtlety, training, and weaponry of the darkest of castes. I knew the black dagger was not easily attained; it is won in but one way, the ascent, as it is said, of the nine steps of blood.
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 295
I was reminded of a saying I had heard long ago. "The laws of Cos march with the spears of Cos."
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 351
"On continental Gor," I said, "the Peasants is a proud caste. It is the ox on which the Home Stone rests."
"That is a saying?" said Haruki.
"A very old saying," I said.
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 376
"A beggar," he said, "a mountebank, a gambler, a madman, who will wager his head against a bowl of rice."
"And thus he earns his rice?" asked Pertinax.
"It is said, one bowl a day," said Haruki.
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 449
"Even amongst the higher orders," said Nodachi, "it is said that some eat the rice of slaves."
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 536
Too, only a fool frees a slave girl. Surely you know the saying.
Rebels of Gor Book 33 Page 628
"It is said that only a fool frees a slave girl," she said.
Plunder of Gor Book 34 Page 30
I had been silenced, as it is said, by the master's will.
Plunder of Gor Book 34 Page 222
"The animals, the beasts," I said, "how fearsome they are, such terrible things."
"It is said," said Kurik, "that one, unarmed, could kill a sleen."
"But it is said, as well," said Kurik, "that one would be no match for a larl."
Plunder of Gor Book 34 Page 316
Toward the fifteenth Ahn our wagon had drawn into the large caravanserai of Hogarth, thirty pasangs from Ar, by the pasang stone, and, already, better than a hundred wagons were housed there. By the eighteenth Ahn there must have been more than four hundred. It is said that during the holidays, particularly those associated with the vernal equinox, at which point Goreans begin their year, as many as a thousand wagons might be quartered in the "Hogarth fields," which includes the compass of the caravanserai proper and, beyond that, an extensive over-flow area.
Plunder of Gor Book 34 Page 613
A saying I have heard seems germane here, "the laws of Cos march with the spears of Cos."
Plunder of Gor Book 34 Page 233
The Goreans have a saying, "Let those who fear the high bridges not walk them."
Plunder of Gor Book 34 Page 496
"You are familiar with the saying, I take it," said Kurik, "that many a track leads into the den of the larl but few lead out."
"Yes," said Lord Grendel, "but let me add to the saying, that those tracks that lead out may be awash with the blood of the larl."
Plunder of Gor Book 34 Page 523
"Only a fool frees a slave girl," I smiled. It was a Gorean saying. What rational man, fortunate enough to own a desirable woman, would let her out of his collar?
Plunder of Gor Book 34 Page 667
It is said that only slaves beg to be bought.
Quarry of Gor Book 35 Page 37
"It is said the chains of a slave girl are heaviest in Port Kar," wept a slave.
Quarry of Gor Book 35 Page 57
In his own hut, with its own Home Stone, even the least of men, it is said, is a Ubar.
Quarry of Gor Book 35 Page 91
In some cities, it is said that, in some taverns, there is a particular alcove into which, detected and gagged, a free woman is thrust, which alcove, by a concealed panel, and corridor, communicates with a secluded street or alley. The free woman then, bound and gagged in a slave sack, is removed from the tavern, and transported out of the city, to some distant venue where she will be suitably marked, collared, and sold.
Quarry of Gor Book 35 Page 125
It is interesting that men who might rob and slay one another without thought or compunction when ashore will when at sea, and "of the ship," as it is said, constitute a reliable, loyal, efficient, disciplined crew.
Quarry of Gor Book 35 Page 135
There is a saying that in Port Kar the chains of a slave girl are heaviest.
Quarry of Gor Book 35 Page 136
"It is said," said a fellow, "he is from the Farther Islands, say, Chios or Thera."
Quarry of Gor Book 35 Page 263
The third phase consists of "Challenge Matches," largely open at the discretion of the officials, in which the sand is, as it is said, "open."
Quarry of Gor Book 35 Page 272
This accession surprised me, but no quarrel was afoot, many were about, and there seemed a sort of fellowship, a kinship, or understanding, between these two, both of whom, I gathered, was a master swordsman, fellow citizens, as it is said, "in the city of blades."
Quarry of Gor Book 35 Page 279
"It is said," he said, "that the girls of the Golden Chain think quite well of themselves, that they are proud, that they are haughty, that they look down on other slaves, that they regard themselves as special."
Quarry of Gor Book 35 Page 320
"He may be of the scarlet caste," said Ina. "It is said he is adept in the kaissa of the sword."
Quarry of Gor Book 35 Page 327
"And it is said there are strange lights, and sounds, mysterious doings, in the delta," said the newcomer.
Quarry of Gor Book 35 Page 364
"She is in a collar," said Vas of Anango. "They are no good for freedom after that. Once a slave, always a slave."
That was a common Gorean saying.
Quarry of Gor Book 35 Page 403
Falarian was a wine some thought to be a matter of mere legend. It was rumored, amongst certain collectors, that it actually existed. Its cost, it was claimed by some, might purchase a city.
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Page 31
To be the single slave of a beloved Master is a common hope amongst kajirae.
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Page 69
They find that their silks, diamonds, and furs, so to speak, are exchanged for a rag and collar on Gor.
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Page 107
"Are there official delegations?" I asked.
"Not really," said Sakim. "But there are informal delegations, and there are always visitors from Cos."
"Spies?" I asked.
"Secret guardsmen," said Sakim. "It is said that Cos is the loving mother of the islands."
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Pages 126 - 127
"The laws of Cos march with the spears of Cos," said Thurnock. It was a saying.
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Page 135
Much of the news in the Farther Islands is carried afoot, in the packs of peddlers, so to speak.
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Page 140
The winnings of the corsair fleet, with its plundering of small villages, and the sacking and sinking of an occasional merchantman, could bring no more than tarsk-bits, so to speak, into the treasury of Cos.
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Page 155
The slaves tried to throw themselves to their knees, pleading, a common placatory behavior for slaves, but Clitus, rudely, by means of their neck-rope, kept them on their feet.
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Page 194
"Many who are limited to the First Knowledge," said Sakim, "do not even know there is a Second Knowledge."
"And it is said," said Clitus, "that there is a Third Knowledge, known only to Priest-Kings."
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Page 216
"As the saying has it," I said, "there is an ost within the walls."
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Page 258
Fear of a weapon, as it is said, sharpens its edge.
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Page 279
Neither Thrasymedes nor I had imposed a punishment for theft as yet, if only because we had not expected to encounter such a problem, not amongst the citizens of Mytilene. A common punishment in such cases is to bind and hood the thief and then beat him to death.
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Page 284
"The hith," said Sakim, "being a cold-blooded reptile, has a slow metabolism. Once it has gorged itself, it becomes inert. It may not eat again for months. In that time it would be relatively safe to ply these waters."
"Do you think the corsair captains are aware of this?" I asked.
"I would suppose so," said Sakim. "It is in the legends."
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Page 329
"One should not sing in the vicinity of a sleeping larl," said Thurnock. It was a Gorean saying, not unlike many others. Gorean, like most languages, furnishes many such sayings, almost one of which is likely to be applicable in any conceivable situation.
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Page 335
It might be noted, in passing, that neither I nor Sakim, nor others, considered the possibility that, should the corsairs be victorious, they might recognize Margot, Millicent, and Courtney as former allies and free them. In Gorean thinking such an option is absurd. The women had been collared. Thus, they were slaves, and would stay slaves.
There is a Gorean saying, "Once a slave, always a slave." This is a saying to which Gorean free women, in their hatred of female slaves and in their contempt for them, interestingly, also subscribe. The notion is that a woman who has once been in the collar is spoiled for freedom. Thereafter she can be naught but a slave. Another saying, whispered about by slaves, is that they would not trade their collars and the freedom they know in their collars for a ubarate. The emotional freedom of love, service, and chains, and the fear of the whip, which will be assuredly used on them if they are not pleasing, is inordinately precious. In bondage they find their wholeness and fulfillment.
Avengers of Gor Book 36 Page 354
These are the phrases I search for:
A common belief
A common expression
A common Gorean idiom
A Gorean compliment
A Gorean saying
A peasant saying has it
A saying common on Gor
A saying has it
A saying in the Gorean north
A saying of men
A slave's expression
According to Gorean custom
According to Gorean justice
According to Merchant Law
According to some
According to the ancient rites
According to the codes
According to the customs
According to the Gorean way of looking at things
According to the Gorean way of thinking
According to the Goreans
According to the legends
According to the most approved custom
According to the same laws
According to the teachings
Are said to be
As are said
As the expression is
As the Goreans express it
As the Goreans have it
As the Goreans reason
As the Goreans say
As the Goreans sometimes put it
As the Goreans will have it
As the Goreans would have it
As the saying goes
As the saying has it
As the saying is
As they say
Common Gorean saying
Goreans have an expression
I have heard
I have heard men of the Tahari say
I was told
In Gorean mythology
In Gorean thinking
In his myths
In the codes there is a saying
In the legends
In the myths of the Counter-Earth
It is a saying of Schendi
It is a saying of the warriors
It is said
It is said, in a Gorean proverb
It was a Gorean proverb
It was a Gorean saying
It was a saying
It was a saying of the Tahari
It was also said
It was rumored
Said in the myths
Said to be in the myths
So it is said among the girls
So say the Goreans
So to speak
That is a saying in the north
That is a saying of Goreans
The Gorean myths have it
The Goreans have a saying
The Goreans have a theory
The Goreans say
The myths have it
There is a Gorean saying
There is a saying
There is a saying in Gorean
There is a secret saying
This was an expression
To the Gorean thinking