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Summary: In human tragedy, we sometimes see mere numbers in our newspapers and not real people…  that is, until it hits us closer to home!
Style: Dramatic.  Duration: 1min
Actors: 2M/F

Two people, male or female.

(Two people sit by the fire reading, both look really comfortable.)

1st Person with newspaper: 150,OOO die in killer waves, isn't that terrible? (turns page to other articles)

2nd: And here's an article where over a hundred have died in a nightclub fire! Isn't that dreadful? (turn pages to other articles.)

1st person: 5 million people are without food and shelter at this very moment! That's shocking! (stretches)

2nd: Flash floods are driving tens of thousands of refugees out of their shelters! (Yawns)

1st: Hang on... there's something here about Mary Jones, from down our way!

2nd: Not our Mary Jones, the neighbour from round the corner?

1st: Yes the same one! She's over there now, but on her way home. She twisted her ankle!

2nd: Oh my God!

1st: Quick, Actions Stations, we've got to do all we can to help her!

(Both run about, getting into a real panic, trying to find keys, bandages, blankets, get well card!)

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