In A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, what are the 3 miracles the old man performed incorrectly according to the townspeople?

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The incorrectly performed miracles attributed to the old man according to the people of the town were:

1.  a "blind man who didn't recover his sight but grew three new teeth",

2.  a "paralytic who didn't get to walk but almost won the lottery", and

3.  a "leper whose sores sprouted sunflowers".

These "consolation miracles" were described in "mocking fun" and served to discredit the angel's authenticity and ruin his reputation.

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