She was hurriedly picking up the starfish and throwing them back into the sea as fast as she was able.
‘What are you doing?’ asked the man.
‘I am saving the starfish’ she sobbed, tears streaming down her face.
‘But you can't make any difference’ he said sweeping his arm across the beach.
She held up a single starfish and said ‘I can to this one’ then she hurled it back into the sea.