69% done with The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood

There is a real moment of magic when the leopard is killed and she touches its still warm body and remarks at how perfect an animal it is. Huxley is connecting the many worlds she lives in – the European, the Africa, and the world in-between the two: the spirit world. The story then goes on to show how this became a part of her growth: losing Sparkle, and the python, goat, and the pregnant woman’s fear.