The hours dragged by and the black shadow of calamity brooded over the town, obscuring the hot sun until people looked up startled into the sky as if incredulous that it was clear and blue instead of murky and heavy with scudding clouds.
There was only one thing in the world that was a certain bulwark against any calamity which fate could bring, and that was money.
He didn’t seem to realize what a slender fingerhold they had on security and how important it was to make more money in these troublous times when money was the only protection against fresh calamities.
This was a calamity too deep for tears.
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The whole country was affected by the calamity of 9/11.