This is a short story I read years ago in a collection I guess. There is a guy who can rescue people by tracking down their fear. I remember very little except that at one point he consults a tea leaf reader for information. I am guessing this is from the 70s.

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Fear Hound (1968) by Katherine MacLean

George is pulled into helping his friend Ahmed from the Rescue Squad due to a high sensitivity to the projected emotions of others. Together they use his experiences of fear, thirst, and pain to track down a woman who is injured and in need of assistance. Along the way, they visit a tea leaf reader who offers them guidance.

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    Jun 22, 2022 at 13:07

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