Chapter 37 Summary

Marion leaves Ethiopia on Wednesday, January 10, 1979. It is two years after Ghosh died, though Marion’s leaving the country has nothing to do with Thomas Stone or with the fact that the Emperor has been deposed and the new regime is ruled by a dictator (Mengitsu) who will rival Stalin in his cruelty and destruction. He left because on that day four Eritrean guerrillas posing as passengers commandeered an Ethiopian Airlines plane and forced it to land in Khartoum, Sudan. He left because one of those rebels was Genet, who had been a medical student that morning but is now a liberation fighter.

Finally Marion is a doctor, an intern finishing his final rotation. Word is out about the hijacking, and when Hema calls Marion...

(The entire section is 1874 words.)