This is a brutal play about how to survive. A war rages. Two small boys from a big city are sent out to live in the county by their mother. Wet-combed, wearing knee breeches, patent- leather shoes and little naive faces, the twins are sent to live with their grandmother who lives in the last but one house in the village. But they are not welcome. The boys are left to themselves with the rude, loud and mistrustful grandmother. They quickly discover that it is all about surviving why they plunge into various exercises to roughen their bodies and their minds. First of all they want to free themselves from emotions as emotions weaken the human being. The twins decide to write down their experiences in a big notebook: Disturbingly merciless and unsentimental. The play is based on a novel by the Hungarian author Agota Kristof.