The next danger was from the people, who were infuriated by the dearth of corn.
Other prophets of the same age speak much of dearth and failure of crops, which in Palestine then as now were aggravated by bad government, and were far more serious to a small and isolated community than they could ever have been to the old kingdom.
Henry prudently waited until dearth of provisions forced the enemy to divide into two the bands.
Between 1831 and 1842 there were six seasons of dearth, approaching in some places to famine.
According to the words just quoted from the Apocalypse, there was to be a dearth of grain and a superfluity of wine; the price of the wheat was to be seven times the ordinary, according to Reinach's computation, and that of the barley four times.