We slackened our pace to let them come up, and in the meantime I got out my cargo of grapes and dropped them firmly but reluctantly into the shadows by the wayside.
It was a good while after that before we ventured to steal any more grapes, and when we did we stirred up another troublesome brigand, and then we ceased all further speculation in that line.
These men were not there to guard their possessions against strangers, but against each other; for strangers seldom visit Athens and the Piraeus, and when they do, they go in daylight, and can buy all the grapes they want for a trifle.
The next day, being the nineteenth, I went back, having made me two small bags to bring home my harvest; but I was surprised, when coming to my heap of grapes, which were so rich and fine when I gathered them, to find them all spread about, trod to pieces, and dragged about, some here, some there, and abundance eaten and devoured.
The 3rd of August, I found the grapes I had hung up perfectly dried, and, indeed, were excellent good raisins of the sun; so I began to take them down from the trees, and it was very happy that I did so, for the rains which followed would have spoiled them, and I had lost the best part of my winter food; for I had above two hundred large bunches of them.
I kept this day as a solemn fast, setting it apart for religious exercise, prostrating myself on the ground with the most serious humiliation, confessing my sins to God, acknowledging His righteous judgments upon me, and praying to Him to have mercy on me through Jesus Christ; and not having tasted the least refreshment for twelve hours, even till the going down of the sun, I then ate a biscuit-cake and a bunch of grapes, and went to bed, finishing the day as I began it.
The largest contributor to the grape
category was red grapes
, which accounted for 53.
phenolics serve as anti-inflammatory agents, can reduce the risk of certain cancers and help prevent high blood pressure and heart disease and many other values that God has mentioned in the holy Quran several times (Ar-Rad, Chapter 13, Verse 4, Al-Anaam, Chapter 6, Verse 99, An-Nahl, Chapter 16, Verse 11, Al-Isra, Chapter 17, Verse 91, Al-Mumenoon, Chapter 23, Verse 19, Abasa, Chapter 80, Verse 28, An-Nahl, Chapter 16, Verse 11).
1 RED and black grapes
contain more than 20 known antioxidants which fight the free radicals that lead to wrinkly skin and disease.
1 RED and black grapes
more than 20 antioxidants which fight radicals that lead to skin and disease.
One casserole that that is sure to be a hit on holiday tables this season is a Butternut Squash, Rosemary and Grape
The harvesting of the dessert grape
varieties, which started two weeks earlier, has already reached an active phase.