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shape, and that was everywhere at the same time. Night Eagle felt, that the space comforted his spirit. Ancient voices, coming from the depths, told him that here was his destination; the very walls of the buildings seemed to welcome an old friend.

Each year four new students were admitted to the House of measure, the teachers assigned them a tutor, who was in general responsible for the group and of each student in particular. The tutor had an obligation to deeply know the students, because in time he would have to recommend, for the community benefit, a place in Government, administration or in the priesthood. That year the group tutor was "Serpiente de Fuego” (Fire snake), one of the wisest teachers the institution ever had in its centuries-old existence. Fire snake was a young looking man, slim, flexible and above all very cheerful. However, his gaze was deep and penetrating, looked like he had the power to penetrate the minds and hearts, but despite this, his look was not challenging or dangerous. The weight of his look, mysteriously made people anxious internally. It was difficult to estimate his age, it was known that he was over a bundle of years old, but his white hair, resembled those young people that go gray prematurely.

One of the life characteristics at the House of measure was that there were no routines, except for the cult of the Supreme divinity. Education and life itself were designed in such a way, that everything was unpredictable. Teachers said that with routines, humans atrophy their spirit and mind; so the students worked, studied, and worshipped the Supreme divinity, night or day, in the mountains, the temple or in the classroom. Activities were divided into three equal parts: one to learn to worship the various devotions of the Supreme divinity, directed by the priests; another to investigate the wisdom of the old grandparents, called Toltecáyotl, directed by teachers, and the third, to analyze and reflect on the acquired knowledge and its direct relationship with themselves, individually guided by the tutor. Life in this

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