. . . and on the eighteenth day of the first month of the new year, the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth five days and five nights which in the land of Disneyland and Hollywood is for-ever and ever and ever. And the flood was five days upon the earth; and the waters increased flowing down the slopes of the fire-scourged hillsides over the streets and curbsides bringing mud and great tree limbs and sending the creatures of the earth scurrying for shelter. And the waters prevailed upon the oil-slicked streets and highways, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the fierce winds forced planes to land and airports to darken their lights. And woe was theirs who travelled in those days, for the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered until the foohill communities became valuable oceanfront property.