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Then Moses broke out into song:

I will sing unto the LORD, For he hath triumphed gloriously: The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The LORD is my strength and song, And he is become my salvation:

He is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; My father’s God, and I will exalt him.

The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name. Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea. The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone…

The sister of Moses, named Miriam, broke out her tambourine and led the womenfolk in a spontaneous refrain.

There is a tradition in the Talmud that the angels of heaven started singing this song too, thinking it would please God, but God told them, “What the hell are you doing? My children are drowning and you want to sing about it?”

Now on the other side of the water barrier the migration continued east, but they went three days and found only bitter water. God led Moses to a tree, which, when cut down and cast into the the water, made it fit to drink.

After that, the two million migrants went to the place called Elim where there were twelve wells of water, and seventy palm trees for shade. That’s one well for every 167,000 people, and one tree for every 29,000 people. And nobody got thirsty or sunburned.

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Strangers In Paradise