There were exotic cheeses, a crusty baguette, hard salami and melon wrapped in prosciutto.
In diameter, which lift the water to a trough at the top of the dam, whence it is distributed among the gardens and melon patches, rice, cotton, tobacco, liquorice and durra fields, between the immediate bed of the river and the rocky banks which shut it out from the desert.
It was the scene of two naval battles of the t Transverse section of the fruit of the melon (Cucumis melo), showing the placentas (p1), with the seeds attached to them.
The basbab or calabash tree, known in the eastern Sudan as the tebeldi and locally Homr, is fairly common and being naturally hollow the trees collect water, which the natives regularly tap. Another common source of water supply is a small kind of water melon which grows wild and is also cultivated.
Cucumber and melon plants and vines reared from eyes are sometimes started in this way, both for the reason above mentioned and because it prevents the curling of the roots apt to take place in plants raised in pots.
The outskirts are occupied by melon gardens, vineyards and mulberry plantations.
Section of a Melon leaf, perpendicular to the surface.
The principal of these are the vinery, peach house, cucumber and melon house and orchard house.
I shall order you destroyed in a few minutes, so you will have no need to ruin our pretty melon vines and berry bushes.
Of the melon and cucumber there are both bitter and sweet varieties.