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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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