In remote Propita, everyone was born two-eyed. Only Towata had a third eye between his eyebrows. People said he was damned. The government considered arresting his parents, but, with elections forthcoming, finally decided to sponsor the surgical removal of Towata’s errant eye. He was then 6 years old, and only he and his parents knew he could see through walls and people’s minds.
When they came for him, they found skin grafted on his third eye area. His parents said it was the least they could do for their son.
The officials left, satisfied, and the family quietly rejoiced.