Robert A. Duncan, 63, blacksmith, attempted to save Otis Monday, 21, laborer, from burning, Bogalusa, Louisiana, September 27, 1936. While Monday was asleep in a frame-house of one room, fire started in the house. The walls and roof were afire, and smoke was dense. Duncan, who was lightly clothed and bare-footed, ran to the house, pushed in the door, and entered. He heard Monday moving but did not see him, and shortly afterward Monday climbed out through a window. Hot tar dropped on Duncan’s head and shoulders. Duncan became confused; but after groping, he found the door and went outside. He sustained very serious burns, necessitating the removal of his right eye; and his hands were somewhat crippled. He was recovering, but 14 weeks later he died of angina pectoris. Monday sustained burns but recovered.
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