“There´s two too few or one too many”, he said after a long silence, later to add: “But everything´s possible. That´s what´s important, everything´s possible.” Then he opened his left fist, which he had held closed or at least with his palm hidden from my sight, and he showed i!;e a hieroglyphic written there in black ink, with traits taken from among the plates and in which it was just possible to read something similar to “self-esteem”.[…]

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