The two girls explain that they are servants of a farmer who owns large orchards beside the river. They have been sent with a cart full of ripe fruit to sell to the soldiers. There is so much to sell that they would be very happy for you to help.

You take a basket of apples and, carrying it on your head, go up to different tents shouting the price for the apples. Occasionally a soldier will buy one or two, sometimes a whole basket-full.

Your father will be pleased that you have learnt about trade. It has shown you that merchants don't have to travel long distances to sell their goods.