Robert Barr was born in Scotland but when he was four his family moved to Canada. There he got brilliant education, and as he became interested in this field he decided to become a teacher. Barr's works are often based on his own experience and reveal his personality: straightforward and even cruel at first sight but very kind when you take a serious look. One can hear a lot of stories being in a smoking room of a ship... some of them are hilarious, some of them aren't funny at all. This one is told by an old doctor and his report to the government considering the death of Wolf Tusk, the famous indian bandit. Every word of the report is true, but truth is such a thing that depends directly on the point of view. Read 'A Case Of Fever' and you will know how truth can be used by a tricky mind.