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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 ,..,..,...
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