A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez

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In "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings," what phenomenon comes to town and distracts the townspeople from the "angel?"  

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For a while, the angel is a tourist attraction. Although he doesn't do anything and is confused by all the attention, people demand to see him, touch him, and beg him for miracles; Peylayo and Elisenda take advantage of this and charge money, becoming wealthy. However:

...there arrived in the town the traveling show of the woman who had been changed into a spider for having disobeyed her parents.
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A spectacle like that, full of so much human truth and with such a...

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