Collected Stories - Nabo: the Black Man Who Made the Angels Wait Summary & Analysis

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Nabo: the Black Man Who Made the Angels Wait Summary

Nabo, a two-dimensional character who works in a stable currying horses, is found facedown in the hay, having slept stuporously for several days. When he is awakened, Nabo is disoriented as to time and place. He remembers going to the square on every Saturday night to listen to the band that has a black saxophone player who wears horn-rimmed glasses, then stopping after the black man disappeared from the band. Nabo recalls going to sleep in the stable, rolling over and seeing the black musician, who tells him cryptically "we're waiting for you in the choir." Nabo cannot make any sense of that remark, unless it is somehow connected with the fact that he sings to the horses while caring for them. When he returns to the...

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