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Guatemala to Goa on a Zimmer Frame : Volume 4 Hitching, Wales to India

By West, Jim, William

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Title: Guatemala to Goa on a Zimmer Frame : Volume 4 Hitching, Wales to India  
Author: West, Jim, William
Volume: Volume 4 Hitching, Wales to India
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Bibliography
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: Biographies
Historic
Publication Date:
2016
Publisher: Sherwood
Member Page: Jim West

Description
From a squat in London to the Beautiful Welsh Hills Exciting journey through Iran and Pakistan Hundred mile treck through North West Frontier Caught on border with dope

Summary
In 1946, at the age of one, I contracted Polio. Suddenly, a world of infinite possibilities collapsed in upon me. Everything was now a struggle: breathing, lifting my arms, learning to walk. Nothing came easily. And the suffering wasn’t just physical. Gradually, I learned about rejection. The subtle, and not so subtle messages that society delivers to the weak and deformed. To protect myself, walls went up. This meant that in various ways I was also emotionally paralysed. Wasn’t a promising start, but nevertheless, my life has been remarkable. I played many sports with a vengeance, engaged in petty crime for years, excelled at school and University, bought, sold and consumed drugs. Crossed and re-crossed continents, eluding police from Mexico to India. At twenty-eight, I abruptly changed direction, and by doing so was able to help many others. Now, at the end of an event filled life, how do I feel towards the Polio virus which attacked that soft and innocent child those many years ago? Well, life hasn’t been easy, but it sure has been interesting. Perhaps I should thank that microbe for its blind Benevolence?

Excerpt
The house was stone cold, but Madeline took off all of her clothes, and was running about naked. As ‘The Sun Queen’, she fed exclusively on butter, which was needed to stoke the burning fires within her. Also smeared butter over her entire body, from head to foot. Every sinew and muscle was drawn tight as piano wire. When she took hold of my arm, it was with a grip of steel. Apparently, she was receiving instructions from higher beings, but it was Darwin who was advising me. While she was at the front of the house, I slipped out the back and ran. Kept going all the way down Cader, and didn’t feel safe until reaching Dolgellau. There, I called the number she’d given me. A psychiatrist answered, and responded with, “Oh no, not again”. He called a mental health team, and gave me the number of her lawyer. I hung out in Dolgellau, and didn’t go back ‘till late evening. The place was empty. Rumor had it that, when the police and health workers arrived, Madeline took off starkers across the hills. There was a light, new-fallen snow. She was fit, athletic, hyperactive, and covered in butter. Must have taken them a while to catch her. I slept soundly, for the first time in weeks. Two days later, the junkies arrived.

Table of Contents
Hitching, Wales To India Down and Out in London, Madeline Goes Mad, Naked Chase Hitching to India, Smugglers Train Hunted in Pakistan, The Valley of The Unbelievers Carry Hash Across Indian Border Goa Note: If you wish to hear the audio, which is embedded in this pdf, open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. It is free and very good. ( This pdf includes maps, photographs, letters and diary extracts )

 

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