“It is not wise to wager against a slaver in such matters,” said Publius
“It is not wise to wager against a slaver in such matters,” said Publius. “We can tell such matters at a glance.”
“I had thought, then, at least, that she was different,” said Drusus Rencius.
“She is too vital and healthy, and has too strong drives to be different,” said Publius.
I knelt on the broad stair, embarrassed, holding the slave silk about me. On this same stair, and on the floor below, and on the surface of the dais itself, before the long, low, small table, I had been ordered to writhe, to the music. Then I had been ordered to stand, my knees flexed, with my hands clasped behind my neck. Then a soldier had been ordered to feel me. I had jerked and almost screamed from his touch.
The man had smelled his hand, and laughed.
“You are right,” had said Drusus Rencius to Publius, “She is a slave, and a natural one.”
Such things may be told from movements, dispositions and reflexes.
Kajira of Gor, p. 404