|Dancing in chains
The drummer and the flautist prepared once more to play. The girl in the long, light chain smiled at me. She, at any rate, was
pleased by my response.
A wrist ring was fastened on her right wrist. The long, slender, gleaming chain was fastened to this and, looping down and up,
ascended gracefully to a wide chain ring on her collar, through which it freely passed, thence descending, looping down, and
ascending, looping up, gracefully, to the left wrist ring. If she were to stand quietly, the palms of her hands on her thighs, the
lower portions of the chain, those two dangling loops, would have been about at the level of her knees, just a little higher. The
higher portion of the chain, of course, would be at the collar loop.
The musicians began again to play. There is much that can be done with such a chain. It was a dancing chain. Its purpose was not
to confine the girl but to allow her to incorporate it in her dance, enhancing the dance with its movements and beauty. It is, of
course, symbolic of her bondage, this adding fantastic dimensions of significance to the dance. It is not merely a beautiful woman
who dances, but one who can be bought and sold, one who is subject to male ownership. Too, of course, the wrist rings, and the
collar, are truly locked on her. There is no doubt about it. It is a slave, with all that that means, who is dancing."
Kajira of Gor, Pages 142-143
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|This research is done on the series of books written by John Norman, the comments in italics are mine and my point of view.
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