Chapter 22 Summary
“The Enemy Is Ignorance”
Mortenson, Hussein, Apo, and Baig arrive in the Karakoram. It is a familiar place for them, but Kevin Fedarko and his photographer feel as if they have been “dropped at the wild edge of the Earth.” Fedarko is about to be the first reporter to tell the story from both sides of the India-Pakistan conflict, and Greg does everything possible to help him do it. The Korphe villagers are ecstatic to see Dr. Greg again and begin sharing their news and progress since his last visit. A young woman, Jahan, steps into the circle and sits boldly in front of Greg. She reminds him that he told her he would help her achieve her dreams. She is ready for medical school and needs twenty...
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