It made you think of dark purple because the grapes were dark purple that grew in Greece outside houses like white temples. I was of course thoroughly kind and merciful; never, never yet had I placed on his little shoulders hands of such tenderness as those with which, while I rested against the bed, I held him there well under fire. They gave me so little trouble-- they were of a gentleness so extraordinary. Do these correspond to the phases of apprehension? Are you following? --Of course, I am, said Lynch.