Pulling Power

Pulling Power

by Christian C. Cook


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A group of patients rescued from the earthquake in California were discovered carrying out a bizarre suicide pact yesterday.

By listening in on staff discussions the four had discovered that all of them needed a heart transplant in order to survive, but only one heart was available. Not wanting to leave the decision in the hands of others they began a twisted game of chance, in order to decide who received the heart.

“It was a temporary ward,” explained Dr. Bowndes. “There was a mass of wires on the floor that powered the radios, lamps, ECGs and ventilators by their beds. They went round, in turn, pulling out one plug at a time. They had no idea what was plugged in where — it was Russian Roulette with power plugs.”

The nurse who discovered the aftermath described it as ‘like something out of a horror movie.’


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ISBN-13: 9780595219261
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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