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,¨¨¨,¨-=^= SNICKER  A  BIT.  YOU  USUALLY  GET  OLD =^=-¨,¨¨¨,
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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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