"You've killed him, I tell you. For your own sake get out of the country immediately," urged Vincent Black, but Oakley was reluctant. Had he not caught the man red-handed, cheating? Of course, he hadn't meant to kill him when he knocked him down the stairs; but Black would listen to no refusal and Oakley finally left for France, where, sometime later, he joined the French army, saved his colonel's life, received recognition for valor before the regiment and was made a sergeant, The colonel soon discovered that Oakley was a man of breeding and made him his secretary, whereupon Oakley proceeded to fall in love with his daughter, Louise. But being only a non-commissioned officer, and compelled to keep his antecedents a secret, he saw no possibility of her father's sanctioning the suit. Fate proves the expediency however, and Oakley is discovered by a Lieutenant de Berg (also a suitor for the hand of Louise), making love to her. In the interview which follows de Berg consents to keep ...
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