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"What?" asked Jerome, who had not yet noticed the precarious situation of his king.

"I know your mind's not on the game, so it must be elsewhere," deduced Adam.

"My brother called today," answered Jerome.

"I didn't know you had a brother," Adam said, raising his eyebrows in surprise.

"Well, I do. He just informed me that he has Alzheimer's," continued Jerome, quite forgetting there was a chess game in progress. Adam listened intently. He had never known Jerome to be distracted from a game of chess before, let alone by the problems of someone else. "Ever since Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I knew I would get it. There was no doubt in my mind," Jerome said, impatiently pushing the chess board away. "Well, it looks like I dodged the bullet only to be run over by the train."

"Excuse me?" asked Adam, unclear what Jerome had meant by the last remark.

"Now I have two of them," explained Jerome.

"The fear of the wicked [Jerome], it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous [Adam] shall be granted."
~ Proverbs 10:24 ~

"Those that walk in pride He is able to abase."
~ Daniel 4:37 ~

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