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Elijah’s Melons

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Certain stones on Mount Carmel are so called. (See Stanley, Sinai and Palestine.)

⁂ Similar formations are those called “The Virgin Mary’s Peas” (q.v.). Compare also the Bible story of Lot’s wife.        

The story is that the owner of the land refused to supply the wants of the prophet, and consequently his melons were transformed into stones.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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