Chapter 10. The Journey Completed


We must not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.

 --T.S. Eliot

He set out on the journey with the best of intentions and with true determination. He would discover the place of peace, contentment, and fulfillment. This wonderful land was out there: He would find it, and then return to his hopeful, hard-working people and bring them, too. Then all would at last be released from their toil-laden and imperfect existence.

He traveled long and hard; he crossed vast deserts and the highest of snow-capped mountains; he fought with wild beasts and defended himself against strange and hostile peoples. Still he could not find the ...

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