In the novella "Beautiful Feet," the Jordan family -- Barney, Melissa,
and sixteen-year-old Graeme -- travel to the Philippines on a Christian mission.
Unfortunately the Christian Workers Fellowship has little use for them when they
arrive in Manila, so the Jordans must travel into the hills of Luzon in search
of a stray missionary. While Graeme struggles to come of age under his
domineering father, Melissa realizes that, not only has she sacrificed herself
for the sake of the family, but that Barney is bound to make martyrs of all of
them. The novella reworks both Conrad's Heart of Darkness and the film Apocalypse Now.