The old landlord was sick the day the rain began.
By the third day water had flooded the clock factory.
It rose up through the floor.
It seeped through the doors.
By the fifth day the water receded.
The old landlord rose up out of his sick bed.
He went to the clock factory and assessed the damage.
He sat at his desk, wrote checks for the needed repairs.
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