* Ellen Ramsay blundered into TheCityNarrows on her first time out shopping in town after arriving in-country. Some Arab thugs accost her, but [[BigDamnHeroes [=McAuslan=] arrives and beats one of them up.]] Thereafter, every single time Ellen went to do her shopping, [=McAuslan=] was there accompanying her, beginning a rather informal courtship.
** One day, out of the blue, [=McAuslan=] proposes to Ellen. In light of a slew of factors (namely, her parents' approval, and the fact that she has been constantly romantically pursued for quite some time now), she turns him down. However, she readily acknowledges that even among all her other suitors, [=McAuslan=]'s simple-minded, almost innocent sincerity was quite something else.