Help for the Battered

The case of the "battered wife" (or child, or husband) is cause for concern in many countries. Alarming statistics have been made public, and the question has been taken up by various civic authorities. How much can the average private citizen do to help? I learned quite a lesson about this recently.

I was awakened in the night by a woman's scream, and rushed to the window to see what help was needed. There I saw a man kicking a woman. As she lay on the ground, he seemed to be preparing another attack.

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Abundance
August 23, 1975
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