THE MAN CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN FOR THE THIRD TIME.
He remembered his first ascent perfectly, although he was just a boy when he first reached the mythical peak in search of the God Fist.
But the God Fist deemed him unworthy of any training and told the boy that he must first defeat each master in each school. Once he had done so, the boy could fight the God Fist.
The boy was a young man when he returned, although the God Fist looked the same as he had before. The young man had completed his impossible task: he had spent his years fighting and had bested each master in each school.
But the God Fist remained unimpressed by the young man’s incredible feats. “You must do it again,” said the God Fist, “and this time, you must be blindfolded. As long as you need mortal sight, you will be no challenge.”
The young man protested, but the God Fist said no more.
The young man was now full-grown. His third climb was effortless, even with the now-faded blindfold wrapped over his eyes.
The God Fist looked the same as he had before, although now he stood as the man approached. His eyes glowed as he turned to face him.
“At last,” sighed the God Fist, “a worthy challenge.”
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