National Geographic : 1940 Feb
A trueexperience of MRS. LILLAN POKEDOFF, Brooklyn, N. Y . "AN OMINOUS, CRACKLING NOISE awoke me the first night I was visiting in a strange farm house," writes Mrs. Pokedoff."Choking and coughing from smoke, I groped for the bedroom door and staggered out in to the hall. "IN THE THICK, BILLOW ING SMOKE I couldn't locate the stairway. Then I heard a muffled shout from below and a beam of light bored through the darkness, showing me the way to safety. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."