Rudyard Kipling: Poems

How does the incident with the general lead to the final outcome of the story?

Do you think Strickland expected this outcome?

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No, I don't think Strickland expected it, but the General had everyhting to do with the story's ending because it is he who sticks up for Strickland. Without the General's backing, Miss Youghal's parents are not going to accept him.