Having seen Rob hide something in his desk, nosy Sally and Buddy eventually discover it's a manuscript of what looks like his memoirs. Although feeling guilty reading it, they do so anyway and enjoy a story (seen in flashback) about the time Rob was at Camp Crowder getting ready for his wedding to Laura. In preparation, Rob asked his captain if he could have two three-day passes, one for the honeymoon and one to go back to his hometown of Danville, Illinois, to tell his old girlfriend - the sexy and amorous Dorothy to whom he was pre-engaged and who he's known since they were both in the fourth grade - that he was marrying someone else. As his captain would only issue one three-day pass, Rob had to decide which of the two events was going to happen and see how Laura and Dorothy would react to what he had to tell them. Sally and Buddy love what they read but are less thrilled that the story, as typed, is incomplete, leaving them wondering how to find out the rest of the tale without ...
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Rob talks about going back to Danville, Illinois to tell his old girlfriend he can't marry her. Dick Van Dyke grew up in Danville, Illinois. See more
[Buddy and Sally are reading Rob's manuscript about being engaged to someone else
As I was standing in Dorothy's living room, I felt like a soldier who was AWOL: absent without love. As Hamlet once said, "Hark, here comes Dorothy, and I wish was dead." I had forgotten how beautiful and graceful Dorothy was. She was lovely, blond, about two inches taller than Laura, and about 45 percent sexier.