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The One Big Axiom; The Cosmic Dawn Summary

These two chapters continue to move the reader back and forth in time. Opening in the present, Hope muses about time. Civil time, that of clocks and civilization, is not important when one operates on internal time, and, as one ages, internal time becomes more and more predominant. It will end when the nervous system does - "the one big axiom" (p. 155). She turns her reflection to the continuation of the Grosso Arvore events.

The research team goes on a holiday together to an unfinished luxury hotel about fifty miles away. Completion of the resort had been abandoned when the civil war had erupted, but a small staff has been maintained by the tourism Ministry in hopes that one day it will be completed. Here, they stay for an entire day...

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