Good afternoon, Greegorush.
(1) As I type this, no one else has replied, so may I be the first?
(2) I may be wrong, but I think (only think) that beautifully written
sentence means something like this:
(a) We enjoyed the show.
(b) We gave God's hammer the slip.
(i) To give the slip = to escape from someone/something.
(ii) God's hammer. This is only my (bad) guess:
(a) You know that a hammer hits nails.
(b) When we humans have bad luck, maybe we can say that God hammered us (the nails).
(iii) settled in sans problems.
(a) I don't know French, but I think "sans" = without.
(3) Therefore, I think this sentence reflects a very POSITIVE feeling.
(a) Something like:
We enjoyed the show because we felt that we had finally escaped from
bad luck and were able to relax without worrying about any problems.
Is that sentence from a Russian novel? Maybe someone who has read it
can give you a better interpretation than I did.
Have a nice day!
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