Pescude first saw col allyn at the railway station when he came to pick Jessie up. After enquiring about Jessie and her family he went to her house and met col Allyn saying he was there to tell about his plate glass business. He being a straightforward person told the colonel how he had followed his daughter and he reached here and that he wanted to marry her . The colonel acted the opposite of what Pescude thought he would act . He laughed and agreed .