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##@##*\«^,            NAFTAKIN, THE BLIND           ,^«\*##@##
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#@##*=\«^,            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 ,,,,,^\**#
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#=\^,,,,,, 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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##**==\«^, 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. ,,,,,,«\*#
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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 ,,,,,,«==#
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