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The Secret Miracle

The Secret Miracle

by Jorge Luis Borges

The Secret Miracle: It was all just a dream True or False

1. What is the secret miracle that God performs?→For Jaromir, a year passes between the order to fire and the discharge of the rifles.
2. Why does Jaromir intentionally imagine horrific deaths in the days leading up to his execution?→To desensitize himself from the inevitable
3. Who is the main character in the play that Jaromir is writing?→Jaroslav Kubin
4. What genre is this story?→Fantasy
5. What does the Nazi sergeant do in the 16 minutes before Jaromir's scheduled execution?→Offers Jaromir a cigarette

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