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.¨@.&¤,¨,. SHARP CONTRAST  FOR THE STALE  BLACK  OF ¤¨¨,.¤....
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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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¨¨,##£..,¨ 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 @§¤..@,.,.
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..,.#,§¤¨, HINTS  OF  OTHER  PLACES  -  SOME  STARS ,,¤.§£,.@.
.,,,,,#@§, REORDERED,  SOME   NAMES  I  HAVE  NEVER ¨¨.,&££¨¨§
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.£¨.,,..&& 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 ¨¨@,,,.£¨,
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