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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 ##@%§:«^,.
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,¨-~†§%§@# 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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¨..~-\%%@¶ 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 #@§%^;-^..
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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 ¶#%§=~,¨,,
,,,=†$£@@# drawing  of a  muscle cow,  but i  could #@@£$†=,,,
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,¨¨.»**%#¶ for it seems  like there's a new moon in ¶#%**».¨¨,
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