Beth was halfway up the grand staircase when Jimmy’s scream was suddenly cut off. She stopped and cried back to him but no answer returned except the sound of cracking timbers.
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|Neptune Casino on fire on the morning of June 22nd, 1906|
When Beth reached the bottom of the grand staircase, a very different site welcomed her than when she had first passed up those steps. The arcade was alight with firefalls dripping glowing lacquer and oil through gaps in the ceiling. Everything was burning. A cascade of smoke followed the roof and escaped to the second floor above her. She shouted again for her husband, but he did not respond. She could see Swanton’s office through the dense black smoke, but he was no longer there.
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