Cannot make out the head or tail of it.
An ordinary man & two mysterious individuals; the two seem to have some sort of magical powers & aren't from our world or universe or ... something.
The man had stolen "the Seal" that the two visitors want. They eventually get it, & "The Century of Flame" (whatever the heck that is) begins!
Through most of the story, we see the man getting drunk in a bar & watching trivia going on around the place.
Fact sheet.First published: Infinity Science Fiction, October 1957.
Related: Stories of C M Kornbluth.