By Judicial Decree
A world where the wife or daughter of a debtor, faced a life of slavery for no crime other than being associated with someone who owed money he couldn’t pay. And it was not just slavery. A slave had no rights. She could be used, mistreated, punished, assaulted in any way her owner desired. There were no laws to protect the slaves. As the auctioneer said, they were “legal for all purposes”. More
Elenora was young, innocent, and beautiful. Olivia was a leading socialite, wife of an apparently successful businessman, and determined to be at the very top of County society. Instead, both young women are arrested and are to be sold at the local slave auction. Elenora will undoubtedly fetch a very high price, but Olivia’s attitude makes it clear that she is unlikely to adapt to her new role willingly.
Quentin Scales, the best slave agent in the County, was certain that his sadistic employer would want both of them, even if he had to pay the highest price ever seen at auction in order to acquire Elenora.
Imagine a world where debt could mean enslavement, where a debtor, or the innocent wife or daughter of a debtor, could be sentenced to lifetime servitude for no crime other than being associated with someone who owed money he would never be able to pay. And it was not just servitude. A slave had no rights whatsoever. She could be used, abused, mistreated, punished or assaulted in any way her owner desired, and no one would care. There were laws to safeguard the welfare of animals, but none to protect the slaves. As the auctioneer announced, they were “legal for all purposes”.
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