In the Shadow of Man - Chapter 13, The Child, Chapter 14, The Adolescent Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13, The Child, Chapter 14, The Adolescent Summary and Analysis

Gilka, Olly's child plays a game with her mother; she had been lonely since her older brother grew up and spent less time with the family, and she saw Fifi less when her mother withdrew from Flo's family. Gilka was alone with her mother and bored. This led her to befriend a young female baboon, Goblina, which is quite strange. Goblina had lost her mother at a young age and so their friendship grew out of loneliness. The two were friends for a year. Olly became pregnant later and began fending off Gilka.

Miff was Marina's daughter, and Marina was less tolerant of Miff than Olly was of Gilka. Goodall never saw Miff and Marina share affection. Flo's care for and closeness to Fifi was a stark contrast. In fact, Fifi...

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