Leaving Time - Part 1: Chapter 10; Alice — Chapter 11; Serenity Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 10, Alice describes research proving that elephants are capable of empathy. She points to a case she had experienced where an elephant that had lost a good deal of his trunk was fed by the other members of his herd. While some would argue there was an evolutionary advantage for the elephants in keeping members of their own species alive, Alice points out an example where elephants even helped a baby rhino that was stuck in the mud. She also relates a story of a mother who adopted an orphaned baby elephant. She notes that there is a special empathy between mothers and babies, even in the elephant world.

In Chapter 11, Serenity notes how the loss of her mother made her a better psychic. She knows what it is like to wish for a message from a deceased loved...

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