One Who Can See in the Country of the Blind

"Why did you not come when I called you?" said the blind man. "Must you be led like a child? Cannot you hear the path as you walk?"

Nunez laughed. "I can see it," he said.

"There is no such word as see," said the blind man, after a pause. "Cease this folly and follow the sound of my feet."

Nunez followed, a little annoyed.

"My time will come," he said.

"You'll learn," the blind man answered. "There is much to learn in the world."

"Has no one told you, 'In the Country of the Blind the One-Eyed Man is King?'"

"What is blind?" asked the blind man, carelessly, over his shoulder.

Four days passed and the fifth found the King of the Blind still incognito, as a clumsy and useless stranger among his subjects.


The protagonist in HG Wells story can see, but that just means the society of blind people he encounters think him mad.

Folksonomies: culture normality hallucination

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 The Country Of The Blind And Other Stories
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Wells , H. G. (2010-09-10), The Country Of The Blind And Other Stories, Kessinger Publishing, LLC, Retrieved on 2011-06-02
Folksonomies: science fiction


02 JUN 2011

 In the Land of the Blind

One Who Can See in the Country of the Blind > Emphasis > King of Diamonds
HG Wells and Marshall McLuhan have the same insight about the one-eyed man in the country of the blind: that he is a crazy person.
Folksonomies: culture norms
Folksonomies: culture norms