Titre original : A Dangerous Garden Party
In the morning Annie discovers the rope ladder was taken away, but luckily Alistear has a spare ladder hidden away. The Cornwell brothers have brunch with the girls and decide to go swimming in the lake and see Alistear's newest invention. Great-aunt Elroy has decided upon the same idea though and breaks Alistear's underwater bed before it even has been used. When they return Eliza invites the four to a dinner garden party she is hosting. But Annie's suitcase has gone missing and so the girls have to come to the party in their common dresses. One of the guests, the French military physician Michael, agrees with the Cornwell brothers' casual attire and thinks highly of Candy that she studies to become a nurse. Candy finds out that Annie's suitcase is in the top room of the high tower and climbs the stairs to fetch it, walking right into Neil's trap. The door closes behind her, and Candy's only way out is a rope and dangerous rappel while holding on to Annie's suitcase. Michael lost all interest for the cold and spoiled Eliza and has high regard for Candy. But then an urgent telegram orders Michael to return to France immediately to help out at the battle front. He drops Candy off at Saint Joanna Hospital. She is strongly resolved to become a nurse.