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Felix and Pumpernickel Bread

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Robert E. Jordan
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Felix walks by the bakery at night.  

He’s hungry.  

He likes to look in the window,
and wish.  

There’s pumpernickel bread
in that window—
a nice, round, dark-brown loaf
of pumpernickel bread.  

He’s hungry.  

He remembers pumpernickel bread,
and how good it tastes.  

He’s very hungry.  

There are some big rocks,
lying in the gutter.

Bobby
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Ummm. I hope Felix is willing to share.
                               Ida
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Ida,

Of course Felix is willing to share.  Spare kids are that way.

Bobby
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Hi Bobby!

Enjoyed the post!, I love that bread, its sooo good with dip, YUMO!!!

March madness is right!, Is he going to share!

ARCTIC WIND
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Artic Wind,

Don't forget, Felix is a spare kid.  Spare kids like to share with each other.  It makes them feel good.

Bobby
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well, I can honestly say, I don't know what pumpernickel bread is Bobby... but if Felix likes it then I'm sure it has to be good!    love RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

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Dear RDB,

Pumpernickel bread is German black bread.  It's made with rye, and wheat.  It's round in shape.  It's excellent.  Felix and I used to eat a loaf of it on the way home from school.  We used to tear it to pieces.  It's common in the U. S., and perhaps in Australia.

Bobby
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Well, I hope the baker was working late and that he  took pity on the poor, hungry boy looking in the window, and that he would  have given him some day-old pumpernickel bread which he could have easily spared. It would have kept the kid honest and filled up his belly. It also would have made some good karma points for the baker and Felix would have learned that there are kind people in this world. The baker's act of kindness would also have prevented Felix from committing a crime.

This is my hopeful take on the situation.

Love to you and Felix ~ and the baker!

Linda
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I agree with Linda and hope that the owner or baker was kind enough to  share a loaf with Felix.

M
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This is making me hungry...I have some delicious Fitness Bread in my refrigerator, with whole rye, oat kernels and wheat germs...Felix you're welcome to share...James
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Linda & "M"

Being a good Catholic boy, and being very hungry, Felix did the right thing.  Paragraph 2408 of the "Catechism of the Catholic Church" tells us:

"2408 The seventh commandment forbids theft, that is, usurping another's property against the reasonable will of the owner. There is no theft if consent can be presumed or if refusal is contrary to reason and the universal destination of goods. This is the case in obvious and urgent necessity when the only way to provide for immediate, essential needs (food, shelter, clothing . . .) is to put at one's disposal and use the property of others."

Felix and I love that book, it's been our guiding light forever.

Bobby
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James,

That sounds good.  Can Felix bring me along?

Bobby
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I do so love Pumpernickel Bread - and I love to bake bread.  There is nothing more satisfying in my mind (when I am trying to work out problems) than to knead bread dough.  It always helps.

Good for Felix though to resist the rocks in the gutter.

Alison
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I'm sorry Alison,

no, Felix threw the rock, grabbed the bread, and ate it.

He was very, very hungry.  Such things happen.

Bobby
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A hungry boy has to do what a hungry boy has to do. People who have never been hungry might not know that.
                                   Ida
                              
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I understand and am thinking how sad it is that Felix had to make that choice.

A
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Ida,

What you say is very, very, true.  It's a moral obligation to take care of your being.

Bobby
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Alison,

Yes it is sad.  As you know, hunger is a very painful experience.

Felix was just a child, and didn't know enough to go to the Sallies--(Salvation Army).

Bobby
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well it's better than making stone soup I guess

sad topic here...children in poverty and going hungry

especially our Felix
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Passing shadows,

Thanks dear, it was an experience for Felix.  As you know, Felix collects experiences.

Bobby
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enjoyed
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a good struggle to live.
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I'm hoping he enjoyed throwing the rock as much as the taste of pumpernickel.
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as always...a most interesting segment of the Felix story (and also the 'comment/replies' to said)

applause!
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Vandana,

Thanks for reading, and commenting.

I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

Bobby
 
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