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,.--;*£§@# 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, £%\«,¨,¨¨,
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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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¨¨,¨:-;$$§ FOR IT SEEMS  LIKE THERE'S A NEW MOON IN §$$;-:¨,¨¨
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