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Sometime after 11:00 p.m. the two men turned in for the night. Jacob gave his bed to Moses and went to sleep in an alcove near the front of the house. Though the winds howled and the sound of distant thunder rumbled, the Crouch household slept peacefully.
A flash of lighting momentarily brightened the obsidian sky casting an eerie light across the fields. If anyone had looked out at that moment they might have seen dark shadows moving deeper into the barn. Eyes watched as the storm began its violent path.
The next morning, November 22, 1883, Ray Clements looked out his window into the cold, gray morning to survey the damage from the previous night’s storm. Surprised, his eyes locked on George Bolles running frantically down the street. The young black man wore no shoes, coat or hat. Ray called out to him and, seeing Ray, he turned and came over. Breathlessly he asked if Ray had seen Whitey (referring to Henry White, Eunice’s husband). Ray said no. It was then George told him someone had broken into the house the previous night, and he thought everyone had been murdered.
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