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Though treated with some deference by his captor, who even promised to reinstate him.
We were sealed from our captor!
A slave often ran away; if caught, the captor was bound to restore him to his master, and the Code fixes a reward of two shekels which the owner must pay the captor.
The finest parts of the epic are those in which Gudrun, a prisoner in the Norman castle, refuses to become the wife of her captor, and is condemned to do the most menial work of the household.
But if his captor held him fast the god at last returned to his proper shape, gave the wished-for answer, and then plunged into the sea.