The narrative begins with a sad event. A wounded horse stands clearly in front of the reader. The animal regretted the miller of Berezhki village and sheltered it at home. But it was not easy for the elderly man to feed his horse in the winter. In fact at this time there is no fresh grass, which the horse could pinch, and the surplus of products at the miller, apparently, was not.
The feeling of hunger made the horse walk through the yards in search of food. He was endured with stale bread, carrots, beet tops – whoever could. Only an indifferent boy Philemon did not feed the animal. Further, Paustovsky’s own story “Warm bread” continues the characterization of the young character. The summary will tell about it. Filimon was nelaskov, for which the grandmother with whom he lived, scolded the guy. But the boy does not care. He almost always said the same thing: “Come on, you.” Filka also responded to the hungry horse who reached for the bread’s
edge. The boy struck the animal on the lips and threw the hunk into the snow.
Then Paustovsky’s work “Warm bread” tells about the payment for the deed. It seemed that nature herself wanted to punish for such cruelty. Instantly, a snowstorm began, and the temperature in the street fell sharply. The water from the mill froze from this. And now the whole village risked to remain hungry, as there was no opportunity to grind grain into flour and bake delicious bread from it. Grandmother Filka even more frightened the guy, having told about a similar deed, only in relation to the hungry soldier. The culprit of that incident soon died, and the nature of the village of Berezhka for another 10 years was not happy either with a flower or a leaf. After all, then, too, a snow blizzard came and sharply turned cold.
That’s the punishment for a serious misdemeanment in his story “Warm bread” Paustovsky. The summary comes smoothly to the denouement. Everything should end well.
Redemption of guilt
Frightened by such consequences of his deed, Filimon
assembled the guys to chop the ice around the mill with axes and crowbars. Old people also came to the rescue. Adult men were then at the front. People worked all day, and nature appreciated their efforts. She is described as living in her work “Warm bread” by Paustovsky. The summary can be ended by the fact that a warm wind blew suddenly in the village of Berezhki, and water poured onto the blades of the mill. From the grind of flour, Grandma Filka baked bread, the boy took one loaf and carried his horse. He did not immediately, but took a refreshment and reconciled with the child, putting his head on his shoulder.
That’s how Paustovsky finishes his work in a kind way. “Warm bread” reviews were mostly positive. In 1968 a small book was published, illustrations to which you see in the article. Then the cartoon was based on the motives of the interesting work.