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Ashes leaped at the last moment and landed in a rough patch of grass. He looked around, wondering which way to go. He turned to the other mice. "We'll have to rest now, because we need to follow the North Star at night. And there will be less predators and humans." He drew an X on the ground, and stamped it with a foot. "Find a place for the night and meet back here at dawn," he said, feeling proud of his confidence.