'If I have only a piece of bread (and I certainly shall always be able to get that), I can, whenever I like, eat my butter and cheese with it; and when I am thirsty I can milk my cow and drink the milk: and what can I wish for more?' When he came to an inn, he halted, ate up all his bread, and gave away his last penny for a glass of beer.
Hans told him what had happened, how he was dry, and wanted to milk his cow, but found the cow was dry too.
"Why, I like bread and milk
, and I'd like to eat with you.
was good for Pavel, who was often sick, and he could make butter by beating sour cream with a wooden spoon.
"Here's a kind and dear young lady, to help an old man to a drink with her own pretty hands." He paused, and looked at the milk
very much as he might have looked at a dose of physic.
They dined in the best room, and had oats boiled in milk
for the second course, which the old horse ate warm, but the rest cold.
The red and white herd nearest at hand, which had been phlegmatically waiting for the call, now trooped towards the steading in the background, their great bags of milk
swinging under them as they walked.
Meanwhile he drove all the ewes inside, as well as the she-goats that he was going to milk
, leaving the males, both rams and he-goats, outside in the yards.
for I suppose the water is not really turned into milk
Without thinking about it, he accepted this disappearing into the wall as a peculiarity of his father, as milk
and half- digested meat were peculiarities of his mother.
"The foolish man would insist upon milking the red cow when I wanted him to milk
the white one; but he will know better next time, I am sure."
But when he had drunk some milk
, he felt ashamed immediately at having shown his annoyance to a stranger, and he began to laugh at his hungry mortification.