Whip of the Furs
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I make no pronouncements on these matters, but report them as I find them.
Arrive at your own conclusions.
I wish you well,
An Ahn on the oar is usually more than sufficient to make the coldest and proudest of females an obedient, eager-to-please bond-maid. It is regarded as second only to the five-lash Gorean slave whip, used also in the south, and what among the men of Torvaldsland is called the whip of the furs, in which the master, with his body, incontrovertibly teaches the girl her slavery.
She put her head down. "I hate him," she said, "but I would not have wanted him to be killed." She looked up. "Am I to be punished, my Jarl?" she asked.
"Yes," I told her.
Fear entered her eyes. How beautiful she was.
"But with the whip of the furs," I laughed.
"I look forward eagerly, my Jarl," laughed she, "to my punishment."
"Very well," I said. Her offense, that of questioning my will, required discipline. But the whip of the furs, I decided would be sufficient.
This morning, however, it did not seem that she had felt a whip, other than, doubtless, the whip of the furs, at the hands of her gifted, imperious master.
"What do you think should be the punishment for a slave who did what you did?" he asked.
"Whatever masters please," I said.
"The whip?" he asked.
"If masters please," I said. I would be more than happy to settle for the whip!
"Perhaps," he said, "for the whip of the furs."
"Oh, yes, Master!" cried Tupita. "Yes! Yes!"
I thought the blonde had very successfully managed to divert the master's wrath, assuming that was what she was up to. The only whip she need fear now, muchly, at any rate, would seem to be the "whip of the furs." To be sure, she might be given a stroke or two, if only to remind her that she was a slave.