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The Secret Miracle
The Secret Miracle
by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Andrew Hurley

The Secret Miracle: Time out! True or False

1. How does Jaromir's year in front of the firing squad impact the Enemies? -> Jaromir alters Baron Romerstadt's character based on one of the Nazi soldier's faces
2. Why do the Nazi soldiers ask Jaromir to step forward before they shoot him? -> As a sign of disrespect
3. What happens to the soldiers in the firing squad when "the physical universe stop[s]"? -> They freeze
4. What is Jaromir's first dream? -> An epic game of chess between two families
5. What does Jaromir do once he figures out that time has frozen? -> Prays