Foreign News: The Wanted American

In a vague way, Mark Higgins was determined to do good in the world—just how, he was not sure. Tall (6 ft. 5 in.) and high-strung, he could not settle down to the idea of college after boarding school, and the thought of going to work in his wealthy father's steel-fabricating plant in Worcester, Mass, appalled him. He decided that a year working with Missionary Albert Schweitzer at Lambarene in Gabon on Africa's West Coast might help him sort things out. There the work was backbreaking, but he loved the life; month after month...

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