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What I Like to Do and The Mockman Summary

A flashback to Hope's life as a single graduate student in England opens this chapter. It was during this time that John Clearwater arrived to begin his professorship in mathematics. Hope determined to meet this new bachelor and a romance was quickly begun.

Looking back upon her former life as she observes her chimps, Hope reflects upon the fact that these Pan Troglodytes are differentiated from man by perhaps a one-and-a-half to a two percent difference in DNA. For this reason, the chimp is often called the "mockman," exhibiting gestures and behaviors closely resembling homosapiens. She had come to Africa to join a research project begun by Eugene Mallabar, in 1953, in an attempt to complete his dissertation. Fascinated by chimps, he stayed on, bringing his wife, Ginga, over as...

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