SD1: Margie and Nell are in the cockpit of a large military plane.
SD2: Margie shouts over the roar of the engines.
Margie: What time do you think we’ll reach Dallas?
SD3: Nell looks at the dials and checks her map.
Nell: At this rate, we’ll be there before sunset.
Margie: I sure am looking forward to a hot meal.
SD1: They look out the window.
Nell: See those yellow and purple wildflowers? It’s like a quilt has covered the land.
Margie: Beautiful. (suddenly alarmed ) Do you smell smoke?
SD2: Nell’s eyes dart around the plane.
Nell: I see sparks. An engine is out!
Margie: Let’s look for a place to land.
SD3: The other engine starts to sputter. One of the wings dips.
SD1: Margie pulls hard at the steering lever to steady the plane.
Nell: Margie! The other engine is on fire. We have to bail out!
SD2: Margie unbuckles her shoulder harness. But she struggles with her seat belt.
Margie: I’m stuck!
SD3: Smoke billows into the cockpit.
Nell (coughing): We’re losing altitude. We have to jump now, or there won’t be time for our parachutes to open!
SD1: Nell tries to help Margie with her seat belt buckle.
Margie: You go. Don’t wait for me!
Nell: I can’t leave you!
Margie: There’s no sense in both of us dying!
SD2: Flames greedily devour the rear of the plane.
Margie: Go, Nell! Go now!
SD3: Margie squeezes her eyes shut.
Margie (whispering): Help me, Aunt Margaret.