The Spiral Road Author:Jan de Hartog The Spiral Road -- The story of a young doctor and his struggle for survival in the steaming, disease infested jungles of the East Indies. INSIDE COVER: AWAKENING Els came to him a beautiful and innocent bride. She knew Anton only as a young doctor dedicated to the conquest of tropical disease. She didn't know what the jungle could do to a ... more »man. She didn't recognize the husband who threw himself on her that day and tore the clothing from her body. He hurt her with a fury she had never felt before; fear, giddiness and delight merged until, in the end, she shuddered, and, with a choking scream of ecstasy, fell back.
After a time--she didn't know how long-- she lifted herself gingerly. Her knees were stiff, her arms were bruised, there was blood under her ears.
And, raped and beaten, she began to wait for his return...« less