Camerius (Ar)
Selnar (Ko-ro-ba)
Passage Hand
Year 10,174 Contasta Ar


Here are relevant references from the Books where grass is mentioned.
I make no pronouncements on these matters, but report them as I find them.
Arrive at your own conclusions.

I wish you well,

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I was more pleased on the second day and made camp in a grassy veldt, dotted with the Ka-la-na trees.
Tarnsman of Gor     Book 1     Page 73

In the far distance I could see the silver wire I knew must be the great Vosk, could see the abrupt shift from the grassy plains to the Margin of Desolation.
Tarnsman of Gor     Book 1     Page 146

I awakened naked in the wind-swept grass, beneath that blazing star that is the common sun of my two worlds, my home planet, Earth, and its secret sister, the Counter-Earth, Gor.
Outlaw of Gor     Book 2     Page 19

Surprisingly, though the pasang stones told me I was close to Ko-ro-ba, stubborn tufts of grass were growing between the stones, and occasional vines were inching out, tendril by tendril, across the great stone blocks.
Outlaw of Gor     Book 2     Page 25

Approaching across the meadow, ankle deep in the wet grass, were four warriors, helmeted and carrying spears and shields.
Outlaw of Gor     Book 2     Page 56

"I think we can kill you," said Thorn, plucking a stalk of grass and meditatively chewing on it, regarding me all the while.
Outlaw of Gor     Book 2     Page 61

We four stood together, not speaking. It seemed a long time. I felt the grass on my ankles, still wet from the morning dew.
Outlaw of Gor     Book 2     Page 62

Unwillingly the bird alighted on the grassy plains about a league from the Fair of En'Kara.
Outlaw of Gor     Book 2     Page 181

Angrily Targo led the way to the grassy clearing among the trees.
Outlaw of Gor     Book 2     Page 194

It was a windy, cold night and the three moons of Gor; were full and the silvery grasses of the fields were swept by the chill blasts of the passing wind.
Priest-Kings of Gor     Book 3     Page 310

Misk looked about himself, and lifted his antennae toward the moons and the wind-swept grass.
Priest-Kings of Gor     Book 3     Page 314

For a long time I, and the others, stood there in the windy night, almost knee-deep in the flowing, bending grass, and watched the knoll, and the stars behind it, and the white moons above.
Priest-Kings of Gor     Book 3     Page 317

I watched him and his woman disappear over the brown wintry grass.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 2

Even the autumn grass itself bent and shook in brown tides toward Turia, shimmering in the sun like a tawny surf beneath the fleeing clouds above; it was as though the unseen wind itself, frantic volumes and motions of simple air, too desired its sanctuary behind the high walls of the far city.
. . .

Yet the prairie itself was not afire, only the fields of peasants, the fields of men who had cultivated the soil; the prairie grass, such that it might graze the ponderous bosk, had been spared.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 4

The kaiila of these men were as tawny as the brown grass of the prairie, save for that of the man who faced me, whose mount was a silken, sable black, as black as the lacquer of the shield.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 14

I heard a haruspex singing between the wagons; for a piece of meat he would read the wind and the grass; for a cup of wine the stars and the flight of birds; for a fat-bellied dinner the liver of a sleen or slave.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 27

We suddenly emerged into the center of what seemed to be a wide, grassy street among the wagons, a wide lane, open and level, an avenue in that city of Harigga, or Bosk Wagons.
. . .
Now I could see down the wide, grassy lane, loping towards us, two kaiila and riders.
. . .
Kamchak stepped to the center of the grassy lane, lifting his hand, and the two riders, with their prize, reined in their mounts.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Pages 34 - 35

The wagon of Kutaituchik, called Ubar of the Tuchuks, was drawn up on a large, flat-topped grassy hill, the highest land in the camp.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 41

Then, after some hours stumbling confused, terrified, hungry through the high, brown grass, she had seen two riders, mounted on swift, strange beasts.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 48

The winter came fiercely down on the herds some days before expected, with its fierce snows and the long winds that sometimes have swept twenty-five hundred pasangs across the prairies; snow covered the grass, brittle and brown already, and the herds were split into a thousand fragments, each with its own riders, spreading out over the prairie, pawing through the snow, snuffing about, pulling up and chewing at the grass, mostly worthless and frozen.
. . .
At last, seventeen days after the first snows, the edges of the herds began to reach their winter pastures far north of Turia, approaching the equator from the south. Here the snow was little more than a frost that melted in the afternoon sun, and the grass was live and nourishing.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 58

Although it was late in the afternoon the sun was still bright. The air was chilly. There was a bit of wind moving the grass.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 70

But she was kissing me and by my arms was being lowered to the grasses of the spring prairie.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 108

In the space between the two lines of stakes, for each pair of facing stakes, there was a circle of roughly eight yards in diameter. This circle, the grass having been removed, was sanded and raked.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Pages 112 - 113

The wagon girls, watching this, some of them chewing on fruit or stalks of grass, jeered.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 117

Coming over a low, rolling hill, we saw a large number of tents pitched in a circle, surrounding a large grassy area. In the grassy area, perhaps about two hundred yards in diameter, there were literally hundreds of small, stone altars.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 170

With these he hurriedly conferred and then I saw him lift his arm and red war lanterns were moved on ropes to the top of poles, and to my amazement, aisles seemed to open in the densely packed bosk before the men, herdsmen and herd sleen moving the animals back to clear long grassy passages between their lumbering, shaggy hulks.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 176

Besides the trees there were numerous shrubs and plantings, almost all flowered, sometimes fantastically; among the trees and the colored grasses there wound curved, shaded walks.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Pages 217 - 218

In a few minutes the great pole of the standard had been mounted on the wagon and was descending the hill, leaving on the summit the burned wood and the black ashes that had been the wagon of Kutaituchik, surrendering them now to the wind and the rain, to time and the snows to come, and to the green grass of the prairie.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 233

In the morning, before dawn, we awakened and fed on dried bosk meat, sucking the dew from the prairie grass.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 261

Kuurus bent down and picked up a stalk of grass and chewed on it, watching. The reflection of the fire, even in the sunlight, could be seen on his face.
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 3

Beyond the glass I looked into what seemed to be a Pleasure Garden, lit by energy bulbs radiant in its lofty ceiling. There were various hues of grass, some secluded pools, some small trees, a number of fountains and curving walks.
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 114

And yet the air seemed beautifully clear and clean. I could not remember such air. The grass was wet with dew, and rich and green. I was in a field of some sort, but there were trees, tall and dark, in the distance.
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 35

I awoke in the morning, near dawn. It was very cold, and gray and damp. I was terribly hungry. My body was stiff, and ached. I wept. I sucked dew from the long grass.
. . .

Around me, soft, undulating, glistening with dew in the dim light, I could see nothing but grassy fields, seemingly endless fields, rolling and rolling, sweeping away from me on all sides toward horizons that might be empty.
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 43

The sun had now begun to climb in the sky and the air turned warmer. It showered once or twice but I did not much mind. The air was bright and clear, the grass green, the sky a full blue with bright, white clouds.
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 44

About the middle of the afternoon I sat down in the grass, in a gentle, sloping valley between two of the grassy hills. I wonder what chance I might have of being rescued.
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 45

The wagon lumbered over the grassy fields.
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 56

The grass felt good to my bare feet. It seemed I could feel each blade.
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 112

The floor of the clearing was lovely grass, thick and some inches in height, soft, and beautiful.
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 131

I wanted to be free, too, to dance, to cry out, to claw at the moons, to throw myself on the living, fibrous, flowing grass, to writhe with these women, my sisters, to writhe with them in the frenzy of their need.
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 134

I dreamed that I had escaped, and that I was free, running and walking in the high grass of a Gorean field.
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 204

Again, some eight to ten feet away, not speaking, he stood. We were alone, in the high grasses of the field.
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 205

I could feel the grass at my calves, the sun on my face and arms and legs, the warm, fresh, root-filled earth beneath my bare feet.
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 206

I stood in the bright, knee-high grasses of that windblown, flowing field. I felt the sun on my body, the grass touching my calves. My feet felt beneath them the black, warm, root-filled, living earth of Gor. The Ka-la-na thicket was yellow in the distance, the peasants standing at its edge, not moving. The sky was deep, and blue, and bright with sunlight. I inhaled the fresh, glorious air of the planet Gor. How beautiful it was!
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 250

Goreans care for their world. They love the sky, the plains, the sea, the rain in the summer, the snow in winter. They will sometimes stand and watch clouds. The movement of grass in the wind is very beautiful to them.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 119

I lifted myself again to my elbow. It was a chilly morning. Dew covered the grass and leaves. Everywhere drops glistened.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 220

Then the ship turned a bend between the cliffs, and, to my astonishment I saw a dock, of rough logs, covered with adzed boards, and a wide, sloping area of land, of several acres, green, though strewn with boulders, with short grass.
. . .

I saw four small milk bosk grazing on the short grass.
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 81

The bond-maids, Thyri and Aelgifu among them, fled, like a frightened herd of tabuk, across the short, turflike green grass, to the gate of the palisade, to be put to work.
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 89

I lay in the warm grass. I could feel it, the warm, individual green blades, separate, gentle, on my left cheek; I could feel them on my body, my stomach and thighs. I stretched my body, my toes. I was sleepy. I did not wish to awaken. The sun was warm on my back, even hot, almost uncomfortable. I snuggled deeper into the grass. My left hand was extended. My fingers touched the warm dirt between the grass blades. My eyes were closed. I resisted the coming of consciousness.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 7

I opened my eyes, seeing the grass blades not inches from my face, wide, blurred. I opened my mouth, delicately, and felt the grass brush my lips. I bit into a blade and felt the juice of the grass, on my tongue.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 8

I looked out upon the vast fields of grass. I had never smelled grass before. It was so fresh, so beautiful.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 9

I gathered they must be asking after whatever it was they sought. They had covered the area thoroughly, even turning aside long grass with the blades of their spears.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 15

The newcomer then moved back a few paces. He crouched down. He picked up a stalk of grass, and began to chew on it.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 21

Then he threw me on my stomach at his feet, and I lay there. My wrists were crossed and bound behind me in slender, braided leather. My ankles, too, were crossed and bound in that simple, secure fastening. I felt the grass under my body; I felt it brush my left side, as the wind moved it. I kept my toes pointed.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 27

In cold weather a layer of grass, for warmth, for insulation, changed daily, is placed in the bottom of the boots, between the inside sole of the boot and the foot of the stocking. Arlene now, of course, did not bother with this. The best harvests of grass for use in this way occur, naturally, at the foot of the bird cliffs.
Beasts of Gor     Book 12     Page 185

"We are going to pick moss and grass," she said. Moss is used as wicks for the lamps. Grass, dried, is used for insulation between the inner soles of the boots and the bottom of the fur stockings in the winter.
Beasts of Gor     Book 12     Page 197

The ceiling, supported by numerous poles, consisted of layers of grass and mud.
Beasts of Gor     Book 12     Page 263

"I must check the runners on my sled," called Imnak. Karjuk stood still, waiting.
The runners of our sleds were of wood. At the beginning of the season, usually in the late fall, a paste, a muck, formed of earth, and grass and moss, for solidity, is shaped and placed on the wood, some five to six inches to thickness. Ice will adhere to this coating, which is plastered thickly on the wood, as it will not to the wood alone.
Beasts of Gor     Book 12     Page 319

Crouching inside the ring, among supplies, Poalu began working near the lamp. Striking iron pyrites together she showered sparks into tinder, dried grass from the summer. The lamp was lit.
Beasts of Gor     Book 12     Page 327

There were weeds and grass growing about the interior perimeter of the low board fence encircling the market.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 125

It was only some two pasangs away, ahead of us, and nearing us. But, in a moment its message was taken up from behind us, some four Pasangs down the workway, west, leading toward Ushindi. It would then, swiftly, station to station, be transmitted back to the grass palace of Bila Huruma.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 224

I looked up at the high, conical ceiling, of interwoven branches and grass, of the court of Bila Huruma. It was some seventy feet over my head. The room itself, a great round room, was a hundred feet in width.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 229

I could always leave the room, of course, by kicking and tearing through the grass wall at any point of my choosing.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 238

The rent in the grass wall would be taken, of course, the grass pressed inward, to have been my entrance into the Ubar's chamber, rather than the exit of Jambia.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 240

I thrust my way through submerged marsh grass.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 267

Sobbing, gasping, she plunged splashing through the shallow water and clambered onto the mud and grass of the bank.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 389

Still the man pressed on, knowing the direction of the kailiauk and following the natural geodesics of the land, such as might be followed by a slow-moving beast, pawing under the snow for roots or grass.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 39

I considered the Barrens. They are not, truly, as barren as the name would suggest. They are barren only in contrast, say, with the northern forests or the lush land in river valleys, or the peasant fields or meadows of the southern ram belts. They are, in fact, substantially, vast tracts of rolling grasslands, lying east of the Thentis mountains.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 64

At the edge of the Thentis mountains, in the driest areas, the grass is short. As one moves in an easterly direction it becomes taller, ranging generally from ten to eighteen inches in height; as one moves even further east it can attain a height of several feet, reaching as high as the knees of a man riding a kaiila. On foot, it is easier to become lost in such grass than in the northern forests.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 65

"Can we see the boundary from here?" I asked. We were now at the crest of a hill.

"Not clearly, but it is out there," he said, pointing to our right. "See," he asked, "the low hills, the grassy hills, at the horizon?"
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 80

I opted, accordingly, taking them for my authorities in the matter, for a weapon similar in design to theirs, one which had, apparently, proven its usefulness in the abrupt, sudden and fierce engagements characteristic of war on the vast grasslands of the Barrens.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 96

The grass was to the knees of the kaiila. It came to the thighs of the slave girls, in brief one-piece slave tunics, of brown rep-cloth, with deep cleavages, in throat coffle, bearing burdens on their heads.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 143

Grunt now turned back on his kaiila to look out, eastward, over the broad grasses and low, rolling hills. The terrain beyond the wands did not appear much different from the terrain leading up to them. The hills, the grass, the arching blue sky, the white clouds, seemed much the same on both sides of the wands.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 144

I watched the girls, the burdens on their heads, their necks chained, moving through the tall grass. They were now crossing the line of the wands. I wondered if they could even begin to suspect the terrors into which they were entering. Yes, I thought to myself, it is better this way. Let them, for the time, remain ignorant. They would learn soon enough what it might mean, in such a place, in the place of the kailiauk and the high grasses, to be a white female.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 146

They would avoid, where possible, grassless, dry areas, and they would ride at intervals, in single file.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Pages 149 - 150

The girls looked up at their masters with fear and then, as the kaiila moved, hurried along beside the lofty animals, the grass to their thighs.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 228

Grunt was looking about, scanning the surrounding grasslands.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 230

The common smoke signal is produced by placing greenery, such as branches, leaves or grass, on a fire.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 255

I watched Grunt and Pimples, with the three kaiila, his mount, the kaiila drawing the travois and my own pack beast, wending their way away, through the tall grass.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Pages 331 - 332

Our kaiila shifted beneath us, on the grassy rise. The grass here came to the knees of the kaiila. It would have come to the thighs of a girl.
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Page 5

I knelt, naked, save for the collar of Canka, in the tall, dry grass.
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Page 16

In this type of application of paint, on wood, over a large surface, or bands of a large surface, a brush of chopped, twisted grass is used.
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Page 37

There is no difficulty, of course, in distinguishing between boots of the sort common with white riders and moccasins, the almost universal footwear of the red savages. They are worn even in the winter. In the winter they are often lined, for insulation and warmth, with hair or dried grass.
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Pages 84 - 85

"We send them into the villages, upon occasion, some of them," said the first lad, "to work, if there is a call for them, or to deliver roots and berries which they have gathered to the women. Too, of course, they are useful in twisting grass for tinder and gathering wood and kailiauk chips for fuel. These things, then, too, they must deliver to the villages."
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Page 128

We then, the grass to our waist, dragging the travois on which Hci lay, and other articles, surmounted a rise, surveying the maize fields below us, the buildings and palisade of the compound beyond them.

The fact that we did not have kaiila had, it seemed, worked to our advantage. Several times in the past few days we had seen solitary Kinyanpi scouts in the sky. Each time we had hidden in the deep grass.
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Page 277

I dropped to the grass beside her and put my left hand in her hair, pulling her head back to the grass. I pulled it back, and held it, in such a way that she must look back, and up, at the sky. I broke off a long stalk of grass.
. . .

I began to tease her with the stalk of grass.
. . .

"Oh, please, stop, Master!" she begged. "I will do anything! I will do anything!"

"But you must do anything, anyway," I said. "You are a slave."

"Yes, Master!" she cried.

I desisted in touching her body lightly, unexpectedly, here and there, with the stalk of grass. "Do you think you can yield well?" I asked.

"Yes, Master! Yes, Master!" she gasped.

I put the stalk of grass to the side. "Kiss," I said.
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Pages 290 - 291

In the grass now, standing, some yards away, frightened, the grass to her waist, was a young girl, some sixteen or seventeen years of age, blond. She, like the young man, wore the garb of the Waniyanpi.
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Page 292

Only too dearly did the browning grass and the cool winds presage the turning of the seasons, and the advent of the gray skies and long nights of the bitter moons, Waniyetuwi, called the Winter Moon; Wanicokanwi, called the Mid-Winter Moon; Witehi, the Hard Moon; and Wicatawi, the Urt Moon.
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Page 466

I lay on the slope of a ditch, as it ascended to a road. There was a trickle of water at my feet. The grass was very green here, because of the water.
Kajira of Gor     Book 19     Page 210

I stumbled on through the darkness, my legs lashed to the thighs by the knives of the wind-whipped grass.
Kajira of Gor     Book 19     Page 211

"Doubtless I am to be exercised in the tall grass or in the brush," she said.
Players of Gor     Book 20     Page 219

My shadow was small on the hot, sloping sand in front of me. Here and there a hardy, rough grass, or a patch of weeds, thrust up from the sand.
Dancer of Gor     Book 22     Page 324

The sun was still bright. It was in the late afternoon. The sky was very blue. A soft wind moved between the dunelike hills, stirring the rough grass.
Dancer of Gor     Book 22     Page 336

The whole place, judging from the condition of the meadow, where the grass was sometimes very high, and the trees across from us, smaller and wilder, had probably been abandoned for years.
Dancer of Gor     Book 22     Page 384

I tried to rise up a bit on my knees, but, tied as I was, wrists to ankles, I could not do so. I could see little more than the high grass from where I was.
Dancer of Gor     Book 22     Page 423

The tharlarion, unhitched, but tethered, browsed among the trees, pulling at herbs in the grass, lifting its neck to nibble at wide leaves.
Dancer of Gor     Book 22     Page 428

It was late afternoon. I shaded my eyes. Not a stain of dust lifted from that long, brown surface, lying like a dry line between two vastnesses of dried grass.
Vagabonds of Gor     Book 24     Page 65

I saw a heavy, bootlike sandal, the sort worn by warriors, which can sustain long marches over stony soils, which provides protection from the slash of course grasses and strike of leech plants, nudge Dorna.
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 486

She herself, when her chores were done, gathering grass for bedding, spreading blankets, preparing food and serving it to the men, and such, was chained by an ankle to a tree.
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 353

It was not unpleasant standing in the soft grass.
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 380

The grass felt fresh and soft beneath her feet.
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 381

Ellen, looking back, could see the wake of the wagon wheels in the tall grass.
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 558

To be sure, there is nowhere to run. There are the dangers of the grasslands, of animals, of starvation, of thirst, the danger of another collar, the danger of recapture and punishment, punishments whose severity I dare not even contemplate.
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 560

She saw Selius Arconious near the wagon. Fel Doron was standing in the wagon bed, scanning the endless grass about them.
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Pages 561 - 562

The sky was a bright blue. A gentle wind stirred stalks of grass.
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 581

"It is interesting," said the spokesman, "that out of the hundreds of wagons leaving the festival camp at Brundisium, and days later, in the vastness of these grasslands, the Cosians managed to locate you."
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 586

The grasslands are commonly dry, but this was in the spring, and storms sometimes erupt, and, when they do, it is often with a sudden rage, a blackening of the sky, a rising of wind, a rushing of clouds, a shattering of lightning, a beating, pounding, of fierce, torrential rains.
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 619

In the grasslands the most common fuel is woodlike brush. Some peasants, out of a village, use tightly twisted ropes of grass, but one needs a good deal of this, as it burns very quickly. Some kindling, bits of wood, branches and such, was also carried, the larger branches bundled, in the wagon. This had been gathered not far from the festival camp. As this material was not readily available in the grasslands, it tended to be conserved, to be used when local fuel was difficult to obtain.
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 650

The slave watched them disappear in the long grasses. They did not look back.
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 669

Fashions, too, can change, for example, in the color of grasses favored in pleasure gardens,
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Page 87

The grass was long and soft in the area, abundant, and green and flowing, in the soft wind.
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Page 266

"Lita," said Cabot, "hurry to our camp, set out provisions for our guests, and later arrange bowers for them, sheltered beds of moss, grass and leaves, that they may sleep softly."
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Page 339

Certainly she tried to put herself frequently before Cabot, and had even brushed against him piteously, more than once, but he had simply thrust her away, that she might continue her labors, gathering wood, fetching water, arranging beddings of grass, and preparing their small meal.
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Page 400

Then Cabot saw the head, which now lifted from the tall grass, several feet ahead of them.
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Page 437

He might have preferred a field on Gor, with long green grass, with the wind rising from the east, in the morning,
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Page 591

"And there are two mattresses, filled with grass," he said.
Swordsmen of Gor     Book 29     Page 69

For example, there is often much misery, much grief, even lamentation, in the pleasure garden of a rich man, who is assuredly a private master, where slaves may often constitute little more than another adornment, much as the colored grasses, the trimmed shrubberies, the beds of flowers, the exotic trees, the unusual fruits, to enhance the beauty of the garden.
Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 469

One seldom sheaths an unclean sword, and, one supposes, one would be reluctant to return such a blade to a clean sash, as well. In the field, leaves, and grass, may be used.
Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Pages 511 - 512

He then took me by the hair, forced my head down to his hip and then, I in leading position, he drew me beside him deeper into the courtyard, and then, in a concealed place, on the thick, soft, flowing grass, so rich and deep so living, threw me to his feet.
Conspirators of Gor     Book 31     Page 657

Wet grass, coarse, cut at my ankles.
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 246

I climbed to a dry place, a small clearing amongst the trees, sat down, and, with grass, dried my feet and calves. I was weary, and hungry.
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 247

I washed my body with wet grass and leaves, wiping away dirt.
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 267

There was tall grass and brush here, however, near the river.
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 451

We climbed under the wagon, in the slack of chain allowed, and stretched out, on our stomachs, our bodies damp from the water Kurik had poured upon us, on the soft grass.
Plunder of Gor     Book 34     Page 604

"Their feet are not wrapped, not protected, as are ours," I said to Paula.

"Do not be concerned," said Paula. "We were protected, as the stones are hot, and we were following the wagon, which holds to the road. The coffle is marched to the side of the road, on the dirt, the soft grass."
Plunder of Gor     Book 34     Page 606

The vast sprawling fair, its perimeters changing day by day, as new tents were pitched and stakes drawn on older ones, like cells in a body, was like a transient canvas behemoth, its body breathing, expanding and contracting. This monstrous creature had appeared as though from nothing, and, in a few days, it would vanish as quickly, leaving behind little more than torn, trampled grass, memories, bleakness, and desolation.
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 152

Large patches and tracks of grass were gone, patches where tents had been pitched, tracks where streets had been formed.
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 165

One supposes that the quiet of the village of Zeuxis, on Daphna, must have been disconcerting to the enemy. They had approached it, this group, some four hundred we conjectured, cautiously, as inconspicuously as possible, and had then, say a hundred yards from the gate, crouching down in the grass, waited for the signal of attack, and then the rushing forward, the shouting, and the brandishing of weapons. The gate, with its two leaves, was open, but this was not unusual, given the time of day, about noon, the tenth Ahn. What was unusual was the lack of activity in, and around, the enclosure.
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 198

At that point there was a quick, shrill, piercing blast on a whistle and the corsairs, shouting, leapt up from the grass and, led by the figure in the red wig, stormed toward the opened gate.
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 199

A few Ehn later the flames at the gate, from the bundles of brush, grass, and straw, had lessened.
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 199 - 200

"Between the beach and Zeuxis," I said, "there is much tall grass."
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 201

This suggested that there were few, if any, of the scarlet caste amongst the corsairs. Had there been I would have expected a point with flankers to the side, proceeding through the grass, each of whom would be in contact, by sound or visual signal, with the column itself. Perhaps, however, the corsairs, puzzled as they might have been by the lack of contact with the village raiders, now pinned within the palisade of the burned village, did not believe anything might be seriously amiss.
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 202

I expected the enemy, at least initially, to be unwilling to enter a locale in which it could scarcely see its way, given the high, mazelike grasses.
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Pages 202 - 203

What I did expect to take place, and what did take place, with various disorganized groups of the raiders, other than simple, precipitate flight, was either forming shield rings, circles of shields, which, in effect, immobilizes the group, or counterattacks in which the beleaguered group rushes into the grass, on one or both sides, shields forward, to close with the archers. In this situation the archers withdraw, usually in such a manner as to encourage the now-confident enemy to follow them into a trap, where swordsmen are waiting for them, swordsmen in groups likely to outnumber the pursuers.

"Xanthos," I said.

The son of Seleukos, headman of the village of Seleukos, recently pillaged and burned, with two of his village cohorts, crouching down in the grass, were within whispering range.
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 203

From where we knelt or crouched in the grass, but yards from the road, we could hear the voices of the men in the column, conversing, cursing, bantering, complaining.
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 204

That being that case, their heads lifted and their attention directed upward, they should constitute easy, close, stationary targets for the first volley of arrows from my men, rising from the grass and firing.
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 205

"Close the road," I said. "I do not think they will care to traverse it. Should any enter the grass, give way before them, and lead them to the waiting swords. If others, avoiding the road, decline engagement, follow them and harass them. See that few reach the beach. But I expect that most, learning the danger of the road, will withdraw into the palisade."
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 206

"We had best withdraw," said Thurnock, "vanishing into the high grass, being as though we never existed."
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 214


Grass - Dark Blue
To The Top

He made his way across some dark blue and yellowish orange grass and came to the buildings set against one wall of the gardens.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Pages 219


Grass - Knife
To The Top

I was miserable with cold, in the predawn air. My legs began to ache. The coarse grass, knife grass, cut at my ankles.
Plunder of Gor     Book 34     Page 174


Grass - Lavender
To The Top

Instantly I stopped, my heart sinking. I turned, of course, immediately, and fell to my knees, putting my head down to the lavender grass, as was its color here, in this portion of the garden, the palms of my hands down, too, on the grass, beside my head.
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 12

I was kneeling in the garden, on the lavender grass, as it was in that part of the garden, my head down, the palms of my hands on the grass.
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 37

I continued to kneel before him, on the lavender grass, my head down to the grass, my palms upon it, as well.
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 53


Grass - Marsh
To The Top

We tied them hand and foot, gagging them with choking wads of marsh grass, forced into their mouths and fastened in place with wide strips of leather.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 263

I thrust my way through submerged marsh grass.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 267


Grass - Tawny
To The Top

"All right," said Thurnock, "we will paint her green, the green of Thassa, green as night is to the sleen, green as high, tawny grass is to the larl."
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 246


Grass - Verr
To The Top

The beast had been taken southeast of Ar, while moving southeast. Such a path would take it below the eastern foothills of the Voltai and to the south. It was incredible.

"Who would enter such a place?" asked Samos.

"Caravans, crossing it," I said. "Nomads, grazing their verr on the stubble of verr grass."
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 27

They are kept by nomads, who move them from one area of verr grass to another, or from one water hole to another,
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 37

On the shaded sides of some rocks, and the shaded slopes of hills, here and there, grew stubborn, brownish patches of verr grass.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Pages 71 - 72

Behind him was a herd of eleven verr, browsing on brownish snatches of verr grass.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 167


Grass - Violet
To The Top

"You are aware, of course," I mentioned, "that the Pleasure Gardens of so rich a man as Saphrar of Turia may contain a large number of female slaves not a might be trusted to keep silent and some of whom will undoubtedly notice something as unusual as two strange warriors wandering about among the shrubs and ferns?"

"That is true," said Harold, "but I do not expect to be here by morning." He picked up a stalk of a patch of violet grass, one of several hues used in such gardens, and began to chew on it. "I think," said he, "an hour or so will be sufficient perhaps less."
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Pages 215 - 216


Grass - Yellowish Orange
To The Top

He made his way across some dark blue and yellowish orange grass and came to the buildings set against one wall of the gardens.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Pages 219


To The Top

At the last instant, the lances of four riders but a hand's breadth from my body, the enraged, thundering kaiila, hissing and squealing, at a touch of the control straps, arrested their fierce charge, stopping themselves, tearing into the deep turf with suddenly emergent claws.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 17

There was a thunder of kaiila paws on the worn turf and Conrad, with his red lance, nipped the tospit neatly from the tip of the wand, the lance point barely passing into it, he having drawn back at the last instant.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 59

The bond-maids, Thyri and Aelgifu among them, fled, like a frightened herd of tabuk, across the short, turflike green grass, to the gate of the palisade, to be put to work.
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 89

The hall of Ivar Forkbeard was a longhouse. It was about one hundred and twenty feet Gorean in length. Its walls formed of turf and stone, were curved and thick, some eight feet or more in thickness.
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 90

She darted between the crossbars and, in a moment, no longer harried by sleen, found herself on the trampled turf within, another member of the herd.
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 245

Arlene struck down at her and, suddenly, they again were locked together, tearing and scratching at one another on the trodden turf.
Beasts of Gor     Book 12     Page 223

"Put the turf knife in the pit," I said.

"Yes, Master," she said.

She placed the turf knife in the pit, through the hole we had left at its entrance. The turf knife is a wooden-bladed, paddlelike tool. It is used to cut and saw sod and, when the handle is held in the right hand and the blade is supported with the left, it may be used, also, rather like a shovel, to move dirt.
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Pages 311 - 312

The disrupted turf, seeded, refreshed by rain, would gradually renew itself as had the fairgrounds near the town.
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 301


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