When Lieutenant Newman, known as Toppy to all of his friends, brought himself to the point of proposing, and realized that his suit was accepted, he was the most surprised person in the world. Kate knew how very bashful he was, so she took things into her own hands and proposed an elopement, writing him to meet her at Mrs. Hadley's boarding house in the village, near where the military camp was established. Both Lieutenants Upton and Enright planned to elope with their sweethearts, and they also arranged to meet the girls at Mrs. Hadley's. Kate's scheme worked and Toppy secured his leave, but Upton and Enright were met with a flat refusal when they went to the colonel with a similar request. They were forced to make some arrangement for the girls' protection, however, so they asked Toppy to look out for them. He accepted, little knowing what complications would ensue. In due time, Gertrude and Grace arrived at the boarding house. Mr. Wilson and Gertrude's guardian had discovered their...
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