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Crogan and he staggered backward
a step or two.
Jimmy .stopped. He met the as
tounded look of his old colonel,
clicked his.heels. together, and raised
his- hand in. a stiff salute.- ,
."Lieutenant Crogan L". the other
cHed.wlien he made words but, of his
spluttering. - "Whatfs-the meaning of
this damned business?"
poijld think,of no Sttingword, so ho
simply ordered Jimmy's arrest.
Lieutenant "Chickens" Itawley
searched him. Jimmy and "Chick
ens" were classmates at the Point.
f"Tougti luck, old top," he muster
ed; as he went through tHe formality
of searching the prisoner. "What's!'
the answer?" ,
"Nothing;" muttered Jimmy, mov-3
Y6u Deserted the Posti" Sno.3ecjL.Ttia $?hek "Yes, Sir, Colonel," Replied
Jimmy; Saluting Again. ;
ing his ftps as s. jightly as possible so 1
thje men would hot see. "You'd have'
done the same thing. You wouldn't
have stayed put." r 1
The news that rah through the
"Yes; sir;" muttered Jimmy, know
ing nothing else to say'..'
- "You, deserted the post!" snorted
tfie-ofifer? , .,
"Yea) sir,, colonel!" replied Jimmy,
salutih& again. j; -
"You're here with the Guard,!"
i '-"Why, you '," but the colonel
camp because more and. more grave
The invading army was advancing
"They'll advance on us before