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thing you should always do is be at peace with everyone. Do not be upset or fight with anyone, do not offend anyone. Respect everyone, not provoke people’s anger, and do not make fun of anyone; be humble before everyone, no matter what they say about you. Learn to control and dominate yourself and your passions; if attacked do not respond; achieve the immeasurable power of silence and indifference temperance.

Never behave as a poisonous snake, do not attack people even if you have reasons. Learn to suffer and moderate, this is the difficult part! Because God sees and will respond for you and he will retaliate; be humble with everyone, and God will reward you and give you honor. The third thing you should do is not waste time, because wasting time is to miss the wonderful opportunity of life. That "He for whom one lives for" placed you in this life to make us of it; don't miss a day or a night: rest when you have to and work all you have to, without haste and laziness. Stop worrying and only take care of beneficial things.

My beloved son, this should suffice, and with this I do my duty as a father. If it is recorded in your heart or is forgotten and lost; it is your responsibility. Let your heart flourish, purify your spirit! I have done what was needed."

Night Eagle said goodnight to his father and went to the corner of the room, he spread out his petate, lay down and pulled a light cotton blanket over him. The night was cool; the insects’ songs lulled his thoughts.

He understood that on that day, he had left behind his childhood; the days of games and loving treatment from his parents, would never return. On his chest were two opposite feelings. On the one hand, he felt an immense nostalgia and sadness, for the past; but on the other hand, aroused a growing excitement about the future that awaited him.

The House of young people was a very impressive compound, moderate but elegant, austere but large; as was customary of all public buildings. The old grandparents from many “bundles of

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