A Burnt-Out Case Author:Graham Greene He was famous - she was lonely — He was a celebrated success as a builder of churches and a collector of women. But his desires had dried up; his soul was burnt-out. all Querry wanted was refuge. — He found it in the furthest desolate reaches of a mud-thick African river. It was a leper colony run by priests and nuns. They gave him a hut, sile... more »nce, and solitude.
Her name was Marie, and she was still almost a child. Her husband was cold, crotchety, selfish. She needed love and warmth. When he met her, Querry thought he had nothing for anyone. But deep inside him, life-giving moisture welled up in his parched soul, a seed began to grow.« less