But it insisted, unbuttoning the nerves. He is not there. He is l. Many writers such as Adam Sandler offer more in-depth analysis. He does not see the cloth white, to dance itself? ' ' (p.10)/' ' vi: the red of the cloth of it if branqueando, in collapse of cor' ' (p.13). The representation of white cloths of the others that wave in the other edge, can mean the ancestral ones asking for to peace or encorajamento the new generations to follow ahead and to go more beyond, or the happiness for the end of the wars. We cannot leave to mention some similarities between the story ' ' In waters of tempo' ' of Mia Couto and ' ' The third edge of rio' ' of Pink Guimares.
Romancista and contista miner of international reputation, Pink Guimares Joo, through its workmanships, influenced Luandino Vieira, that in turn influenced Mia Couto. When reading the two stories, we notice that the protagonists are a man and a boy, being that in a story the man is grandfather and in the other is a father, both has as scene a river or lake and the figure of the canoe. The symbology of the river, the water and the boy as adult in the end of stories also is similar, sending to the circle of the life that always flows and starts another time, without stopping in the time, coming back to the beginning point. Another significant question is with regard to the number of gone of the grandfather with the grandson to the river, that had been three times. Three times to another edge and the third edge of the river.
The third edge means the edge that we desire, that we want to conquer, but that we have fear to face. In the last one gone to the river, the grandfather follows in direction the edge he exceeds and it without facing barriers. Finally it obtains to make the grandson to enxergar cloths, it is the end of the wars, is the third reached edge that it was many years desired. It has only one contradiction, because in a story, the grandson obtained to understand the message and in the other the son did not obtain to understand, if covardou and it ran away. The grandson obtained to see beyond, exceeded the barriers and discovered a river that never would have to die. He is to glimpse white cloths of the other edge, to live deeply the peace after as many fights.