The mission story of a dedicated couple, Bob and Bethel Fletcher, is told in admiring prose by Grace Nies Fletcher, who visited and even had to use the facilities of their 200-bed hospital at Kathmandu, Nepal. An ornithologist and educator, Bob met Bethel when she was already a physician in India. Both were ""preacher's kids,"" his father a Presbyterian and hers a Methodist from the Bible belt. As Silent Samaritans who do Christ's work but do not preach, preferring to work in harmony with those of different faith surrounding them, they offer an example of selflessness and efficiency that cannot fail to impress. Mrs. Fletcher tells of their work, their colleagues, the hospital as it has developed and also of the country of Nepal, which under the leadership of King Mahendra is making its way into the modern world with determination. Standard coverage for the field.