The Fall of Jericho

 

(The stage is outside the walls of Jericho.)

(Our first reporter, GUY NOSY, walks on stage from the ground level. He is wearing a hat and carrying a microphone. CAMERAMAN 1 walks on with him, carrying video camera on shoulder.)

(News intro music plays.)

GUY NOSY

Good evening this is Guy Nosy of Canaan Action News. I am here at the walls of the city of Jericho, which has been shut up for six days for fear of the Hebrews who threaten to conquer them. For the last six days, the Hebrew army has marched once around the city, and then returned to their camp. Their leader Joshua must have some sort of crazy war plan, like starving the city to death.

(HEBREW SOLDIERS march in a single file across the front of the stage. First comes the priest, then the soldiers.)

GUY NOSY

(continuing)

Today, the seventh day, has been a little different. They have marched around the city six times so far. Let's see if we can get the thoughts of some of the soldiers.

(to a passing soldiers)

Excuse me, gentlemen, how many times do you plan to march around the city today? Will you attack today?

(Hebrew soldiers just look at Guy and keep marching without answering any of his questions.)

GUY NOSY

(continuing)

Well, I guess they are not allowed to talk. That Joshua is quite the tough general. Let's take you now inside the walls of Jericho to our guy on the inside, Guy Inside. Guy?

(GUY INSIDE, CAMERAMAN 2, and SHAKY, a Jericho soldier, come on stage at the top of the wall. Guy Inside has a microphone.)

 

GUY INSIDE

Thanks, guy. I'm Guy Inside, here inside the walls of Jericho. I'm talking to Private Shaky of the Jericho army. So, what's your reaction to all this marching around the city for six days stuff?

SHAKY

(obviously nervous)

I'm scared!

GUY INSIDE

Scared? But you're safe inside these thick walls. Why should you be scared?

SHAKY

We've heard the stories. The stories about how their God parted the Red Sea and defeated the Egyptians. And I heard rumors that their God parted the Jordan, and they walked across without any problem. There are thousands of them. If they even make a small breach in the wall, there's no way we could hold them off.

GUY INSIDE

Well, I guess I could see why you might be scared. So, Guy, the reaction inside is fear.

GUY NOSY

Thank you, Guy. That was Guy Inside, our guy inside the walls of Jericho. I see now that the Hebrew soldiers are coming back around. This will complete seven times they have walked around the city today. Wait! They're stopping!

(While Guy Nosy is talking the Hebrew soldiers march onto the stage. They shout, and the priest blow their trumpets.)

(The ground begins to tremble.)

GUY NOSY

(continuing; over the noise of the shouts, trumpets, and rumbling)

Something is happening! The ground is... wha--, the walls they're--

(The walls collapse behind Guy Nosy, and from underneath Guy Inside and Shaky.)

(Guy Inside and Shaky come up out of the rubble. Hebrew soldiers sound a battle cry.)

SHAKY

I'm outta here!

 

(Shaky runs through the now fallen wall. Hebrew soldiers pursue, knocking over the two Guys.)

(Guy Nosy gets slowly to his feet.)

GUY NOSY

Well, it looks like the Hebrew God has done it again, causing the walls of the city to fall, allowing them to easily sack the city. For Canaan Action News, and Guy Inside, I'm Guy Nosy, signing off.

(Guy Nosy falls backwards.)

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