The Baker's Neighbor

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In this play, the neighborhood baker Manuel bakes delicious smelling pastries and puts them out for sale each morning, but his neighbor, Pablo, loves to smell the fresh pastries every morning without purchasing any. This irritates Manuel to the point where he feels Pablo should pay to smell his baked goods, and Manuel takes his complaint to the town judge who eventually offers a ruling that allows Manuel to get the pleasure of “touching” Pablo’s gold coins in return for Pablo “smelling” the bakery. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trophies, 2005)

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