I'm working away at my National Non Fiction Writing Month project, #NLunexplained
, and I found this little gem of a story from the St. John's Daily Star, 1918-12-11:
HAND SHOT OFF
Mr. Wm. Bulger who was hurt at Trepassey in a gunning accident was brought in from there by train at noon to-day, and was taken in the ambulance to the Hospital. He was in the act of drawing a charge of powder and shot from the weapon when the cap, which he had forgotten was on the nipple, was hit by the trigger which was accidentally pulled. His left hand was practically blown off from the wrist. He lost much blood and suffered great pain, but bore it with stoicism.
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