In the short story "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, an old man with wings like a buzzard's is swept into the courtyard of the home of some villagers by a powerful rainstorm. Although a neighbor concludes that the man must be an angel, the householders, unable to communicate with him, lock him up in their chicken coop. The local priest comes to inspect the old man, but he is suspicious due to the stranger's terrible smell, parasites, and the fact that he cannot speak Latin, which the priest considers the language of God.
The householders decide to charge admission to those wishing to view the old man, which works well until a carnival arrives that features an attraction with the body of a spider but the head of a young woman. Eventually the chicken coop falls apart and the old man drags himself around the house. After some time, the old man's feathers grow back, and the woman of the house is relieved to see him fly away toward the horizon.
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