After several hours the carts full of dates trundle through the temple gateway. The oxen are led off to their stalls while the baskets of dates are unloaded and carried into a storeroom. From here the temple workers take the dates to be mashed. The juice is left to stand for a day before it is poured through sieves into clay jars.

You join one of the priests who organises the selling of the wine. Some is given to the temple workers as part of their payment, some is sold to local inns and the rest is carried into the streets to be sold to people passing by. The priest invites you to stay and help him. You realise that your father will be pleased that you are learning so much about the life of a merchant.