Each Volume of The Familiar ends with a short chapter about an animal.
And Oria the Owl fell. Edit
And Marvin the Markhor wobbled. Edit
And Lexi the Polar Bear swam. Edit
The section begins with Lexi the Polar Bear swimming through the open ocean. She is young and separated from her mother. Seeing no end in sight, Lexi gives up swimming and sinks in the ocean. However, a killer whale pushes her back to the surface. Lexi had never seen anything as beautiful as the whale. Lexi tries to continue swimming, but something grabs her leg and pulls her under the waves.