During the siege of Plevna, the Czar, while going around the camp one evening, found a man who had fallen asleep while writing a letter to his wife. This officer had told of his hard work and exposure in the trenches, but said that these were nothing compared to his debts. "Who will pay my debts?" he wrote. Then he fell asleep brooding over his trouble. The Czar glanced over the officer’s shoulder, read the letter, and wrote underneath the question, "I will. -- Alexander." When the officer awoke he could hardly believe his eyes. His heart leaped for joy.