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Fever! And Other Stories from The Land of Mobutu is a fictional account of the adventures of young volunteers who offer lives of service in a strange land, and of the people who support and guide them. Here is a brief look into the stories in this book:
“The Remedy” – In Lucas’s dream, a Zairian soldier pressed on his chest, pinning him to the bed, and warning him, above the din, to be silent if he wanted to live.
“Madness at Middle Earth” – “We did not see him eat the snake, Monsieur. But the snake’s wound could have been made by human teeth.”
“Fever! ” – Bobby craved fame’s halo but feared he had worn it for the last time.
“The Free Lunch” – The moment was solemn, the atmosphere quasi-religious. And as religious rituals are repeated tirelessly for the benefit of the faithful, Lucas wondered whether this ritual had a history.
“A Thing of Beauty” – It was in this part of the Garden of Eden that Lucas was to meet Valerie wearing her jeans.