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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 .§..§.§§.§
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