The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated and took its due from all animal energy. When it flung wide its cloak and stepped down over the edge of the fields at evening, it left behind it a spent and exhausted world.
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As Secretary of Housing, I do have to express alarm, signal the alarm if you will, that the potential for homelessness to grow is there.