'Every day I gazed on the lovely fruit, which became gradually more and more tempting-looking, and it was all I could do not to break the magician's commands.
'One night I dreamt that the fruit was perfectly ripe; I ate some of it, and it was more delicious than anything I had ever tasted in real life.
There were orchards, too, bearing luscious fruits that are all unknown in our world.
On the table were plates, knives and forks, and dishes of bread, meat and fruits. The meat was smoking hot and the knives and forks were performing strange antics and jumping here and there in quite a puzzling way.
hath God then said that of the Fruit
Of all these Garden Trees ye shall not eate, Yet Lords declar'd of all in Earth or Aire?
The second fruit
of friendship, is healthful and sovereign for the understanding, as the first is for the affections.
During this time, Conseil and I chose the best fruits
of the bread-fruit.
By a species of vocal telegraph the intelligence reaches the inmost recesses of the vale in an inconceivably short space of time, drawing nearly its whole population down to the beach laden with every variety of fruit
. The interpreter, who is invariably a 'tabooed Kanaka'*, leaps ashore with the goods intended for barter, while the boats, with their oars sloped, and every man on his thwart, lie just outside the surf, heading off the shore, in readiness at the first untoward event to escape to the open sea.
Transverse to the length were innumerable tables made of slabs of polished stone, raised perhaps a foot from the floor, and upon these were heaps of fruits
. Some I recognized as a kind of hypertrophied raspberry and orange, but for the most part they were strange.
On every side were forests of banana; the fruit
of which, though serving for food in various ways, lay in heaps decaying on the ground.
It was growing dark now, and so they ate again of the fruit
which was both food and drink for them; then Tarzan rose, and leading Jane to the little bower he had erected, motioned her to go within.
He tried 98 seeds, mostly different from mine; but he chose many large fruits
and likewise seeds from plants which live near the sea; and this would have favoured the average length of their flotation and of their resistance to the injurious action of the salt-water.
It's a regular show place for the Eastern guests at Del Monte, who run out here in their machines to see the trees in bloom or fruit
. Take Matteo Lettunich--he's one of the originals.
Caedmon next tells how the fiend tempted first the man and then the woman with guileful lies to eat of the fruit
which had been forbidden to them, and how Eve yielded to him.
Who can tell what anguished fancy made these fruits
? They belonged to a Polynesian garden of the Hesperides.