One is so used to seeing Telemachus striding across the wood-engraved hills that it comes as a shock to see him stumble slowly into the local coffee shop where he orders a mint and nettle tisane. He has just returned from Casablanca where he contracted a local infection. He smiles shyly as he describes the problems he had with his travel permit. Winkworth is puzzled for he has read a similar story about Albert Camus. Although he preferred football to philosophy, Camus believed that the absence of religious belief can simultaneously be accompanied by a longing for salvation and meaning.