What good is religion if it collapses under calamity?
And invisible to me because it was so remote and small, flying swiftly and steadily towards me across that incredible distance, drawing nearer every minute by so many thousands of miles, came the Thing they were sending us, the Thing that was to bring so much struggle and calamity and death to the earth.
There are no more uses of "calamity" in the book.
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The whole country was affected by the calamity of 9/11.