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can do nothing to the Z, and he is put at ease; or he
sees that the world is embedded in the I, and that there
is really no world at all—so the world can do nothing to
the I, and he is put at ease. Another time, if the man
shudders at the alienation, and the I strikes terror in
his heart, he looks up and sees a picture ; which picture
he sees does not matter, the empty I is stuffed full with
the world or the stream of the world flows over it, and
he is put at ease.

But a moment comes, and it is near, when the
shuddering man looks up and sees both pictures in a
flash together. And a deeper shudder seizes him.