The military academy had been the boy's home for many years. He was a likable lad and popular with both teachers and pupils. The principal's niece was his particular favorite and the two youngsters were very happy together. As the boy grew toward manhood he acquired bad associates and, despite the kindly remonstrances of the school's principal, he became more and more unruly, and finally ran away. The little girl became a pretty young woman. She had many admirers, but looked with favor upon none of them, for she always remembered the attentive young soldier, and treasured the guns from his cap which he had given to her. Contact with the world had not improved the former schoolboy. He lacked the incentive for earnest endeavor, lost position after position, and finally became a tramp. His wanderings brought him near his old home, and the tramps who were his companions decided to enter the academy after all had retired to rob it. The young man was ready to attempt almost any desperate ...
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