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##@¤%^:-,¨            NAFTAKIN, THE BLIND           ¨,-:^%¤@##
¤^:----,,¨                 ¨¨¨:¨¨¨                  ¨,,----:^¤
¤^:---¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨---:^¤
@%^^-,¨¨¨¨ 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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