200. The Light Eater (2)


Oscar examined the pasta box. On the front, large letters, was “Barilla Penne—Italy’s #1 Brand of .” On the side, in small print at the bottom, was “Product of U.S.A.” Oscar shook his ; they tricked me again, he thought. He added cups of pasta to the boiling water and the timer. While the pasta was cooking, Oscar a cucumber out of the fridge. He peeled , sliced it, salted the slices, and ate them while he read This Week, a popular weekly magazine. Finished with the cucumber, he sliced a and ate it.
The timer went off. Oscar the hot water through a plastic strainer, and put the pasta into a bowl. He added heaping tablespoon of butter to the hot pasta let it melt in. Then he poured the juice onto the pasta. He chopped up part a red onion and mixed it into the . He drained a can of boneless herring fillets stirred them into the pasta. He sprinkled garlic and grated parmesan cheese onto the pasta. He a spoon into the bowl, sat down at dining room table, and dug in.
When Oscar the pasta, he washed the dirty dishes and . Then he poured cold nonfat milk into a glass, sat down, and slowly ate half of five-ounce bar of Hershey’s Special Dark candy. He it down with the milk. Now, that was waiting for, he thought.

        


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