Yes, as mead points out (in a later paragraph I did not quote), things don't look good in Mali.
Now Odin was heavy with the mead he had drunk, and his head was dizzy, so that he did not always fly along the straightest path.
They went first to a Doctor mead, who displayed his shingle in a quiet street.
And it is scarcely necessary to repeat, the general view of Sparks was not a moral support to mead even if he had “no case.”
He raised the horn to his lips and drained the mead at a draught.
When he arose, dripping on the bank, and looked around, Anne had vanished from the mead.
Now men ate, and drank much ale and mead, and all were merry.
The seizure of Briseis, his special "mead of honour," is only the last straw, the culminating insult.
mead nodded quickly as he saw his features knot convulsively.
Directly Tyars came off the stage he looked for mead in the wings and offered an apology.
"fermented honey drink," Old English medu, from Proto-Germanic *meduz (cf. Old Norse mjöðr, Danish mjød, Old Frisian and Middle Dutch mede, Old High German metu, German Met "mead"), from PIE root *medhu- "honey, sweet drink" (cf. Sanskrit madhu "sweet, sweet drink, wine, honey," Greek methy "wine," Old Church Slavonic medu, Lithuanian medus "honey," Old Irish mid, Welsh medd, Breton mez "mead"). Synonymous but unrelated early Middle English meþeglin yielded Chaucer's meeth.
"meadow," Old English mæd, Anglian med "meadow, pasture," from Proto-Germanic *medwo (cf. Old Frisian mede, Dutch made, German Matte "meadow," Old English mæþ "harvest, crop"), from PIE *metwa- "a mown field," from root *me- "mow, cut down grass or grain" (see mow (v.)). Now only archaic or poetic.