You can't eat books, sweetheart.
In years to come, he would be a giver of bread, not a stealer - proof again of the contradictory human being. So much good, so much evil. Just add water.
But then, is there cowardice in the acknowledgment of fear? Is there cowardice in being glad that you lived?
Whoever named Himmel Street certainly had a healthy sense of irony. Not that is was a living hell. It wasn't. But is sure as hell wasn't heaven, either.