Here at the farm, the only person with whom I can communicate - reliably, is the "Boss". On the one hand, this is great. I don't get bothered much about things directly, especially if she isn't here. On the other hand, however, I may find myself watching a situation unfold, where I have no clue as to what is going on. Today was such an occasion. I emerged from my den (like "bear", not "room") to loud voices and screaming, definitely not a typical afternoon at this farm. I went outside and saw Chan's brother-in-law and brother, having a go at each other. I didn't see any physical fighting, only what appeared to be yelling and arguing. Her ma was between them, like a referee in a boxing ring, trying to settle them down. Her brother-in-law was carrying his three-years old little girl, Chan's niece, who was crying like mad - often to the point of screaming at the top of her lungs. He was walking around with her in his arms, almost as though he didn't have a clue as to what to do. He was quite agitated, like an animal pacing back and forth in a cage, is how I can best describe his actions. Needless to say, I had no idea what was going on, or what had just happened. I only knew something must have happened to the baby, and these guys were focused on each other, rather than on her. For me, this was not a good place to be, considering what was about to unfold. (I really wish I could communicate with them easier. Sign language, smoke signals, morse code - hell, any way possible would do!) The little one had previously had a little halter top and shorts on. (She had been watching English speaking cartoons when I saw her just a short while previously.) Now, she was only wearing her little shorts and was being held, facing her papa. I was at a distance from them. But, I was about to notice something that would rip my heart from my chest. She had a major burn on the right side of her back. A damned big burn for such a little girl to have. Without measuring it, I would say the burn was maybe 10 cm (~4 inches) wide? My heart just melted, just imaging what to do for her. Obviously, little comfort was being felt by her. So, I motioned for the brother to come with me. We have two, quite healthy Aloe Vera plants, sitting in pots under a shade tree. We ripped some leaves from the plants. He followed me back to the brother-in-law, who exposed her back to me, so we could start applying the natural burn ointment from the leaves. At least I had accomplished getting both of them to focus on her, for a change. I knew Aloe was good for popping grease type burns in a kitchen. But, this, this, quite obviously, was a 3rd degree burn. I was still unsure as to how she got it, but assumed it had to be from a motorcycle muffler. (I would later learn this was the case. She had tried to board the motorcycle, as her uncle returned to the farm. He didn't notice her attempting to climb on. As she did, she slipped and fell, hitting the muffler.) Of course, I really wasn't overly concerned about how, or where she got it, nearly as much as I was to get her to a hospital in the city - 30 Kilometers (~18 miles) away. Chan wasn't here at the time, but was nearby and on the way back. I rang her, asking her to hurry. She arrive shortly thereafter, I quickly got ready, we switched motorcycles, all climbed aboard and headed off to the city. Long story short - yeah, I know, too late. The little one was treated at the clinic / emergency hospital in the city. We gathered prescriptions and medical supplies, and ended up back at the farm later in the day. (The accident was about 13:00. We finally returned to the farm about 17:30.) I learned something that had never crossed my mind before - even with all the "First Aid" resources I have been compiling. That is, I know NOTHING about treating an injury if an urgency arises. What's worse is, if we were in a SHTF situation, there may not have been a hospital or clinic to go to. So, we would have had no choice, but to deal with this ourselves. I also learned that someone, me, her, her siblings, someone needs to take a first aid course here. (I don't even know if any such course is taught in this country, honestly.) Aside from putting Aloe Vera plant ointment on a burn, I know there was nothing else I could do, especially for a child. That is a pretty helpless feeling to have. I never want to have a feeling like that ever again.