A Man Who Had No Eyes by MacKinlay KantorThis story tells the events of a chance encounter between two men on the street. One is a respectable gentleman (Parsons), and the other is a beggar (Markwardt). They talk for a while, and Markwardt tries to gain the sympathy of the richer Parsons.
He details the events of how he became blind when the machine shop he worked in was swept up in a chemical fire. He tells the rich man how another larger man pulled him down and climbed over his body to escape the fumes. He is hoping Parsons will give him another half dollar when, surprisingly, Parsons informs Markwardt that his story is wrong and put Markwardt in an awkward position.
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