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.&&&..&.&&           naftakin, the blind            &...&.....
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...&.&&... a student  at the  charcoal guild... his ...&...&..
.....&&&.. eyes sewn shut  from  birth... the  most ....&...&.
.....&.&&.            successful student            .....&...&
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.&.....&.& but one day he  fell down into a crystal &......&..
..&......& cavern.  it was  deep in the mountain, a .&......&.
...&.....& great  hall  with  only  a  single  tiny ..&......&
&...&..... inlet  for  both   light   and   falling ...&......
.&...&....               students...                ....&.....
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...&...&.. in the  fall, the quartz  sliced off the ......&...
....&...&. threads in  his  eyes,  opening them for .......&..
.....&...& the  first   time.   before   him,   the &.......&.
......&... crystals mirrored and  refracted the one .&.......&
&......&.. light smidge  into  a whole  night  sky, ..&.......
.&......&. and  he  was   struck   down   with  awe ...&......
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...&...... but also  with  shame, because his  eyes &....&....
....&..... had  seen.  hurriedly,  he  used  thread .&....&...
.....&.... from   his   robe   to  sew   them  back ..&....&..
......&... together, and when help came he  did not ...&....&.
.......&..        tell of his transgression.        ....&....&
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.&.......& for years  he  studied at the  guild. he ......&...
..&....... became a  master,  and  then a  pilgrim. &......&..
...&...... yet the image  from  the cave never left &&......&.
....&.....                   him.                   .&&......&
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.&....&... at  the end  of  his  life,  when at the .&.&&.....
..&....&.. edge of  the  world  he opened  his eyes ...&&&....
...&....&. for a second time, stars  had hatched in ...&.&&...
....&....&                 them...                  &....&&&..
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