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Playing Taps

A 69-year-old woman was trapped in her bathroom in Epinay-sous-Senart, France, after the door lock jammed. She was unable to get anyone to hear her, so she tapped on the pipes hoping to alert someone in a neighboring apartment. Neighbors, figuring the noise was someone doing repair work, circulated a petition to have the noise stopped. Finally someone noticed they hadn’t seen the woman in awhile and called authorities. Reports said that she had survived on warm tap water for 20 days, and was recovering in a hospital. (JW/BBC) ...Where she has been served with the petition.
Original Publication Date: 12 December 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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