Although suffering intense pain George insisted on going back to get the money. It was no easy task, for the vault was full of suffocating smoke. There was no time to lose, as the watchman might return at any minute.
After a few minutes we hauled him up for the third time.
"That charge blew the safe door to splinters, but here's every dollar it contained," he said, handing me several packages of bills.
I counted the money and had hard work to conceal