A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana - ESP, Interior Design, Cemetery, Summary & Analysis

Haven Kimmel
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In "ESP", Zippy's mom tells a story. When Daniel is six and Melinda is four, Zippy's mom subjects them to a children's ESP test developed by Duke's Institute for parapsychology. The ESP test involves the parent looking at a card and the child predicting what the object on the card is. Daniel gets the first fifteen cards correctly and then, after a weird look, gets the next ten wrong and continues to score worse over the next rounds. When he is done, he leaves without a word. Melinda, who has a curious and sweet personality, gets more answers correct as she progresses. Both of their scores suggested a telepathic gift—Melinda as a receiver and Daniel as a blocker. Zippy too wonders if she has ESP, but does not have the attention span for the test.

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