"A Man Who Had No Eyes" is an exciting short story by MacKinlay Kantor. Be sure to stop before you reach the ending of this story to have the students predict what happened. I make copies without the ending for the students, and then I read the ending to them after they predict what happens. After predicting the ending and then revealing the ending, have your students answer questions concerning plot elements, foreshadowing, characterization, and theme . The lesson requires students to use evidence from the text to reveal their understanding of how important literary elements function in a story.