Amaru talks to snakes, flies, spiders, and all manner of creatures. From them he learns that all is not as it seems. He learns to look through, above, below —wherever the truth might be lurking. His ears are tuned to unusual frequencies.
He progresses through childhood to adulthood and, finally an old man, he finds he has done all that he came to do. So, when Death finally comes for him, he goes quietly, with just one message to the village children: “Listen. Just listen.”
And then he is gone.