He stood towards the myth upon which no individual mind had ever drawn out a line of beauty and to its unwieldy tales that divided against themselves as they moved down the cycles in the same attitude as towards the Roman catholic religion, the attitude of a dull-witted loyal serf.
There are no more uses of "serf" in the book.
Show samples from other sources
"Yes, my squalid little serf," I said, and fluttered my hands in royal dispensation.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
Then came a cart, and behind that walked an old, bandy-legged domestic serf in a peaked cap and sheepskin coat.