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Who needs rules? Drama part 1


Scene 1.
Clare, her brother Sam and Sam's friend Danny are in the shed at the bottom of the garden which they have turned into a den. Sam and Clare are not getting on too well and seem to be arguing about most things.

Sam seems intent on dominating the new den and tells them of his intention to bring his CD player down to the den so that he can listen to his music.

In attempting to be a peacemaker, Danny suggests that they should have some rules, such as 'No adults,' 'No friends without the agreement of the other two.' Sam reluctantly agrees to keep the den rules.

Scene 2.
Some time later Sam comes into the den with his CD player and starts to play music very loudly - which is clearly unpopular with the other two. Danny suggests that they should arrange a 'secret ballot' to determine whether or not Sam should be allowed to continue to play his music and so each of the three writes secretly on a piece of paper saying what they think should happen.

Scene 3.
The pieces of paper are put into a box a shaken so that nobody knows which piece of paper is which. The result is one vote to keep the music; two against. Sam is not happy but, as Danny tells him, 'That's democracy!'

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