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  • As writer Harry Street lays gravely wounded from an African hunting accident he feverishly reflects on what he perceives as his failures at love and writing. Through his delirium he recalls his one true love Cynthia Green who he lost by his obsession for roaming the world in search of stories for his novels. Though she is dead Cynthia continues to haunt Street's thoughts. In spite of one successful novel after another, Street feels he has compromised his talent to ensure the success of his books, making him a failure in his eyes. His neglected wife Helen tends to his wounds, listens to his ranting, endures his talk of lost loves, and tries to restore in him the will to fight his illness until help arrives. Her devotion to him makes him finally realize that he is not a failure. With his realization of a chance for love and happiness with Helen, he regains his will to live.

    - Written by E.W. DesMarais <jlongst@aol.com>
  • As he lay injured at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, writer Harry Street reflects on his life and the choices he made. He recalls his love affair with Cynthia Green who he met in Paris. They are very much in love and when they go to Africa on safari, Cynthia realizes she doesn't share his love of the continent. She's also pregnant and it becomes apparent to her that Harry's lifestyle and her desire to settle down will not work. The next woman in his life was a sculptress, Elizabeth, whom he called Countess Liz. By this time he is a quite successful writer but hasn't completely forgotten Cynthia and tries to track her down. It leads to the end with Countess Liz. In the course of his search, he meets his current wife Helen. He's returned to Africa to solve his life's riddle, of whether he has taken the wrong path and if he can again find his way.

    - Written by garykmcd

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