She stepped down from the caratela then my brother paid Ca Celin twice the usual fare from the station to the edge of Nagrebcan.
After I let her scratch Labang's forehead. She and brother talked like they were the only people there.
We started our journey home.
Very low in the west, almost touching the ragged edge of the bank, was the star, the biggest and brightest in the sky.
Have you ever seen many stars before?
Look, Noel yonder is our star!
Brother suddenly broke into a song and the song was "Sky Sown with Stars"---the same he and father sang when we cut hay in the fields at night before he went to away to study. He must have taught her the song because she joined him.
I stopped Labang on the road and entered our house. Father asked some question. When the door opened and my brother Leon and Maria came in. Father told me to water Labang.
She looked at the stars, Father. And Manong Leon sang.