The old man watched him with victorious merriment, sitting in his musty blue armchair like some satanic and hedonistic deity on a throne, a stolen U.S. Army blanket wrapped around his spindly legs to ward off a chill.
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has made prosperity his deity
for several hours I have been trying to comprehend that I am actually in the illustrious old city where ... Abraham held converse with the Deity