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In the story "The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, describe the strange characteristics of the old man.

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When Pelayo and his wife, Elisenda, first see the old man, he appears to them in the following way:

"He was dressed like a ragpicker. There were only a few faded hairs left on his bald skull and very few teeth left in his mouth.... His huge buzzard wings, dirty and half-plucked, were forever entangled in the mud."

The old man appears forlorn and decrepit, and he wears inexplicable wings that are dirty and missing many of their feathers. His wings have also been attacked by parasites, and he smells like the outdoors, as any human would.

In addition, the old man speaks in...

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