I am sure each teacher tells us that we should bring a balanced diet to school. But at Tomoe, things are different. Children are advised to get something from the ocean and something from the hills, like something from the sea and something from the land.
Those who can fulfil the requirements need not worry as the headmaster's wife gives the needed food and no one says if the food wasn't tasty as everybody had equal lunch. It was so fun to find out what one had brought and which food came from the ocean and the land. They used to thank god for what they had. In India, there is a Sanskrit shloka that we say before eating food that is" ब्रहमैव तेन गन्तव्यं ब्रहमकर्मसमाधिना".
While reading this chapter, a question came to my mind - What if some of the children are vegetarian. Will the others not be allowed not to bring Sea Food?