Chapter 32: Magic Elixir

Marko felt a tickle at the back of his throat and coughed involuntarily.  He swallowed and the tickle came on stronger the second time.  The coughing didn’t stop.  Marko found it difficult to catch his breath.  He was dimly aware that Janet was asking him if he was okay.  Marko tried to answer and succeeded only in coughing more forcefully. He fought […]

Chapter 29: Consultation With a Rootworker

The next afternoon, Joshua drove Thomas to a rootworker’s shop. Joshua had mixed feelings about it. Something was clearly very wrong with his friend. Thomas wasn’t sleeping for more than a couple of hours at a time. Besides that, Thomas’ legs were swollen and discolored. Something had to be done. If his doctor couldn’t help him then Joshua was all […]

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