"Hey, mother - I am here!  I bring happiness and glory!  Ah, we poor, poor people - every day just like today:
In our purse, a big hole, and in our stomachs, a bigger one still.  HUNGER is the best cook!
Yes, you rich people may feast; we who have nothing to eat, nibble, ah, the whole week long -
seven days on a single bone!  HUNGER is the best cook!

Yes, yes, hunger cooks very well, in so far as it takes over; but what good is the chef,
when all the ingredients in the pot are missing?  Tralalala, Schnapps is my favorite drink!"
"Ach, wir armen Leute"
HAENSEL UND GRETEL von
Engelbert Humperdinck
HANSEL AND GRETEL
HAVE BEEN SENT INTO THE FOREST BY THEIR MOTHER, GERTRUD,
AND TOLD NOT TO RETURN WITHOUT A BASKET FULL OF BERRIES.  
PETER, THE FATHER, COMES HOME TIPSY AFTER A DAY OUT SELLING HIS BROOMS.