"An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Our whole fortune was valued in apples. The more you had, the greater your power was. We often exchanged apples for books and games between us, so that the hours of the road wouldn’t be endless. Apples did not only give us the energy and strength we needed but also kept our teeth clean and shiny. One of the many books I read said that apples accelerate the ripening process of any other fruit or vegetable just by placing them close to each other. I believe that, as we were eating them, we were also becoming more mature."