does "the floor" mean "the hospital building?" does "Johnson's "mean "the room where Johnson stays?
Others besides Gonzalez had mistaken the identity of the victims. Leaving Larry O'Brien, Jack Brooks had immediately sought out the Vice President. To Carter he said, "How's Lyndon?" Carter answered, "He's O.K., but the President's pretty bad." A low voice muttered, "He's dead, Jack." Brooks decided to stay put. One place was as good as another, and in those early minutes all accounts were equally valid. Later, sorting out their recollections, individuals would usually remember who first told them that the President was dead. What they forgot was that at the same time they were hearing other, unfounded bits of information, and it was this atmosphere of doubt that sent them scampering toward every corner of the floor, including Johnson's.