Before she shooed Eva off to the white church which is parallel to the nursing homes that we have nowadays, she asked Sula when she would ever get married but Sula talked back that she never would because just like them, she didn’t need a man. A couple of years after that conversation, she started seeing Albert Jacks, or Ajax to everyone, and liked how he talked to her, as if men and women were equivalent, and he valued her outlook in life. However, Ajax’s coming in her life and the kindness that he brought with him when he approached her softened her and taught her what “possessiveness” meant. She grew fond of the thought of possessing something, or someone by a manner of speaking, that she practically scared Ajax away from her because like her, Ajax did not like commitment. (See Chapter 1939)
Australia may be isolated by sea, but technically through Wallacea it can be zoologically extended. An example of evidence for when Wallacea formed exists at the Bluff Downs fossil site in northern Australia. Remains of basaltic lava show past oceanic subduction as Australia ploughed north through the Pacific. At the site, one of the earliest Australian rodent fossils has been found. Australia's rodents make up much of the continent's placental mammal fauna and include various species from stick-nest rats, hopping mice, and even giant beaver rats. Other mammals invaded west. Two species of cuscus from Sulawesi are among the most primitive possums in the world and the only marsupials in Asia.