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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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