A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez

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What miracles are attributed to the old man?

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This information can be found in the paragraph that also discusses the woman that had been turned into a spider. Three miracles are attributed to the old man, but the miracles are not seen as entirely amazing or good things. In fact, they actually hurt his reputation. The first miracle deals with a blind man. Rather than being granted sight, he grew three new teeth. The second miracle involved a paralytic almost winning the lottery rather than being able to walk again. The third miracle has flowers spouting out of the sores on a leper. The people believe that for some reason the old man must be mocking them rather than granting them correct miracles. His reputation is further damaged by these failed miracles, and the people grow even more tired of him.

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