Speaking of food, novelists and philosophers occasionally do just that.

Oliver Twist
by Charles Dickens (1837)

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"Child as he(Oliver) was, he was desperate with hunger, and reckless with misery. He rose from the table; and advancing to the master, basin and spoon in hand, said: somewhat alarmed at his own temerity: 'Please, sir, I want some more.'"

And with those fateful words, Oliver's adventures began.

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