This monk, hearing the noise that the enemy made in the vineyard, went to see what they were doing, and perceiving that they were gathering the grapes out of which next year's drink of the abbey ought to be made, he grew mighty angry. "
"Oh, ... a little real turtle," said Dam, "just a lamina of sole frite, a trifle of vol an vent a la financiere, a breast of partridge, a mite of pate de fois gras, a peach a la Melba, the roe of a bloater, and a few fat grapes--" "'Twould do. '
Her invisible presence flowed through the air like wine; each man brought something to the vintage, his basket, his bunch of grapes;--his ideas, passions, devotions, interests.
* To show the tenor of thought, the following definition is quoted from "The Cynic's Word Book" (1906 A.D.), written by one Ambrose Bierce, an avowed and confirmed misanthrope of the period: "Grapeshot, n. An argument which the future is preparing in answer to the demands of American Socialism."
You have no malice against the ants, but you want the grapes,--so you walk on, and they are crushed."