Ship Fever and Other Stories - Ship Fever Summary & Analysis

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Ship Fever Summary

Dr. Lauchlin Grant received a letter from Arthur Adam Rowley, telling him about Arthur Adam's experience in Ireland where he is reporting on the famine. Lauchlin reads the letter to Susannah, Arthur Adam's wife. He adds in several lines that aren't in the letter about how Arthur Adam wishes Susannah to forgive him for writing infrequently and that she is in his mind always.

When they were young, Lauchlin and Susannah lived next door to each other. After her parents and his mother had died, she'd gone to live with her aunt and uncle. He was sent to cousins in Montreal. He hadn't seen her for many years, during his medical training and postgraduate studies in Paris. On his return to Quebec two years ago, he'd found her again. She was now married to Arthur Adam Rowley, a journalist. Although Lauchlin...

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