Monday, January 03, 2005

Student's Warning Saved Lives

Joanne Jacobs has an outstanding story about how 10-year-old English school girl Tilly Smith applied the lessons that she had learned from her teacher's geography class while vacationing with her parents at a Thai beach resort.

This young heroine saw the tell-tale warning signs of an approaching tsunami and convinced her parents (and about 100 others) that they were in danger and needed to leave the beach and seek higher ground.

A few minutes later, the tsunami struck....

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