Had she not spoken without permission?

Had she not spoken without permission? But then Masters are often lenient in such matters. And, too, a slave can often sense when it is acceptable to speak and when it would be wise to request permission to speak. Often she has what might be thought of as a standing permission to speak. But this may of course be revoked, and thus is preserved the principle that a slave’s permission to speak remains at the discretion of the master. She may always be silenced with a glance or word.

Sometimes the master will ask, „Did you ask permission to speak?” 
To this question the customary response is, “No, Master. Please forgive me, Master.”
She may then be granted the permission to speak or not, as the master will have it.

Prize of Gor, p. 1195

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