The serf was about to reply, when the clear ringing call of a bugle burst from the wood close behind them, and Alleyne caught sight for an instant of the dun side and white breast of a lordly stag glancing swiftly betwixt the distant tree trunks.
Alleyne doffed hat and bowed head at the sight of him, but the serf folded his hands and leaned them upon his cudgel, looking with little love at the knot of nobles and knights-in-waiting who rode behind the king.
One only lingered, the black-browed Baron Brocas, who, making a gambade which brought him within arm-sweep of the serf, slashed him across the face with his riding-whip.
I would rather wed a branded serf from my father's fields.
From the serfs
of the Middle Ages sprang the chartered burghers of the earliest towns.
The old man of Torn attended to the training of serf
and squire in the art of war, for it was ever necessary to fill the gaps made in the companies, due to their constant encounters upon the highroad and their battles at the taking of some feudal castle; in which they did not always come off unscathed, though usually victorious.
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Eddie concludes that in terms of costs and benefits, the resulting social contract provided many benefits for both noble and serf
In the entire Kashmir, the business community has suffered a massive loss of over ` 1,00,000 crore, said a member of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a part of the SERF
An underclass of serfs
dependent on the state is growing rapidly, and in the United States currently includes more than half the population.
The noble periodically convenes a debate which all of his serfs
are instructed to attend, but everyone present believes that no serf
has the liberty to speak in the debate until the noble grants him that liberty.
On March 28, 1959, the central government carried out the long-delayed emancipation of millions of serfs
and slaves in Tibet after the failed rebellion by the Dalai Lama and his followers.