Stable Boy over heard in the rest room that the original speaker for the night was a general who had cancelled out last week. Not bad getting called in to take the place of a general, especially when you're just a civilian.
Stable Boy gave a terrific speech on leadership. We only got in a few dances due to the number of people wanting to speak to him afterwards. He even had several requests for a copy of his talk. Here it is if you are interested.