I am a free woman,” she said. “Why should I work?

“I am a free woman,” she said. “Why should I work?
“Many free women work,” said Cabot.
“Even free women of the upper castes often work. Not all have slaves or servants. Too, work is quite common with free women of the lower castes.”
“I do not see why I should work,” she said
“Prisoners often work,” said Cabot.
“Not I!” she said.
“Lita will help you,” said Cabot. “She will show you what to do. I have given her instructions.”
“As to your duties,” said Cabot.
“‘Duties’?” she said.
“Certainly,” said Cabot.
“Duties—duties fit for a slave!” she cried.
“Yes,” said Cabot.
“But I am a free woman!” she cried, looking to Lord Grendel.
“But a prisoner,” Cabot reminded her.
“I will never be so demeaned!” she said. “Never!”
“You are not only a prisoner,” said Cabot, “but you are a woman who has a bell on her neck.”
“So?” she said, warily.
“Thus you are a belled woman,” he said.
“Is that meaningful?” she asked.
“What do you think?” he said.
She shook the bell, angrily, but could not pull it from her neck.
“Commonly,” said Cabot, “save in the Tahari, it is only slaves who are belled.”

Kur of Gor, p.689

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