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£¨#&,.¤¨¤¨ as  we cross the  mountain, we  can walk &,.££§.,.@
##,§¨@@§£, only  at night. long ago,  someone  here £,¤,¨¤¨,&,
.@££&¨¨,@¨ must've angered  the  sun, and  today it §@@.@@.#@§
@¨¨.£,.£¤. still burns us  strangely. but with  the ,.§&,§@..@
&,.£¤¨§,¤, sunset  the air comes raining  back down ¨&¨@@¨#.&,
#,¤.#&&#@@ and gets thick  enough  to  breathe.  it @£¤,¤#@£££
¤¤££¨,,,.# carries with it  smells from  far  away, ,,£#,¨,.¨,
,,¨@¨.,,¤¨ colourful sparks  for the imagination, a .§.#..,.¨¤
¨.¤£.¨.¤&# sharp  contrast for  the stale black  of &¤&@.¨..@§
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¨,¨§§,£§§§ the  others think i'm young, they  don't ,§.£¨&¨.¨,
..§¨#¤.¨., take  me   seriously  and  i  fear  they @@@¤&&,.¨,
¨£&@.&..,& snicker  a  bit.  you  usually  get  old ¨¨.¨,#.,.,
£¨,&£@¨.§& before you  learn  the trade  enough  to ¨.,,&¤¨¨.¨
#¨£¨.@¨&.§ take  other people. but  i  do lead them .,¨#¨#,,.#
§£¤.#§#&&, safely     forward,     every     night. ,¨##@§.¨¤.
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.#,¤¨¨¨£¨¨ however,  currently  there seems  to  be ¤&¨,§§#.¨@
§§¤§,,£§,, something  going on ahead.  those around .#,§,¨#¨#¤
.¨¨§.&,£.¨ the  corner  have   stopped,   shouting, §#@&.¤§@..
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¤§¤&#,¨&¤. my greatest treasure, the                ¤¤,§,#§..@
,,¨.¤.#,¤¨ book of stars,   is  a   combined   map, ,§§@@¨¤.@.
,..¤&@¤£&§ calendar and  timepiece  as  long as you §.,.§&@&&¨
.,§,,..¨¨§ know what  year it is.  every page  is a ¤¨.&¨¨,¨§,
.¤#¨,¨,.§# grid  of  nine  starfields,  hand drawn, ¤¨@&¨,¨@#.
&,£.,,,§.¨ below which are  written  coordinates in ¤@,¤,,¤.¤¨
¤§#.,,@@¨, both  space and  time.  a  lot of it  is ,£¤§,§§§#¤
,¨&¨.¤.&.£ applicable on  earth,  but  not all.  it £¨.£¤¨.¨¨.
¨¤#.#¤§¤@, hints  of  other  places  -  some  stars ¤¨£¨§..¨¨¨
§.§#¨¨.,¤¨ reordered,  some   names  i  have  never ¤@@¤#¨....
¤¤¨#¨¨¨#&£ heard.   sometimes    the   dates    are ...,§,,¨.¤
,#§@,.@,¨£ impossible.                              .,.@&¨.¨§.
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@.¤§@¨#@@¤ those pages are exactly what  i scramble .§£§@,&.@§
&£,¨#§¨¨.# for right now.  i've  stopped breathing. &,,¨#@¤@¨,
¨&,&.@¨,@& i sling open  the  book of  stars a  bit §,¨¤,¨,£¨¤
££¤¤¤#,¤¨# too quick, spilling all my notes on  the ¤,@£,.¤@#§
,..¨.§¤#£¨ ground. one  lands  on  my foot, it is a §¤.£,#,¨¨,
...¨¤.,,§¨ drawing  of a  muscle cow,  but  i could .&£#§§,,¨,
.,.£&,¨#@. care less right now.                     &¨.¨¨&¨.¨¨
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,#§&¤&§¤,, for it seems like there's a  new moon in #,.§.¤,.¨¨
£,,..,,¤,¨ the sky.                                 ¤.@&@§,.¨¨
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