Chapter 14 Summary

Dr. Ghosh rises early the day after the funeral. He checks to see if Thomas Stone has returned; he has not. Ghosh hopes all is well with his postoperative patient, and he is gratified to see Colonel Mebratu up and feeling relatively well. The Colonel is getting dressed to leave and apologizes that he has to go now in order to save his own and others’ lives; he does, however, promise to obey whatever guidelines the doctor sets for him. The Colonel’s brother is an educated man, and he has taken over a medical clinic in his former province. It has been difficult to get legal funding and donations, but he has a missionary doctor who visits the clinic once a week, a retired army nurse to help dress wounds, and a midwife who was...

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