From Mirror, Mirror:
"Once he saw a donkey pestered with horseflies, and knew that if donkeys and horseflies behaved here as elsewhere, rain was coming."
What does "behaved here as elsewhere" mean?
"The northern Aegean seemed warm to him. Across its peacock-feather waters and beyond Crete, the sands of the Saharas were said to stretch."
What does it mean by "peacock-feather" waters?
"When it seemed the brothers had caught enough to merit their efforts, they began to try to turn the vessel about."
What does it mean by " had caught enough to merit their efforts"?