* Charles Wychwood visits an antiques store called Leno's to sell books to raise money for his family.
* Charles is talking to the store owner when he sees a painting in the corner of the shop. He is so taken with the painting he decides to swap it for his book.
* When Charles arrives home his son, Edward, is waiting outside. Charles shows Edward the painting, but he is not impressed. Edward tells his father the painting is a fake.
* Charles' wife, Vivien, arrives home. She is also not impressed with the painting. Her only concern is how much it cost.
* Charles' old friend Philip comes over for dinner. Charles shows Philip his painting and Philip recognizes it as a portrait of the poet, Thomas Chatterton. Philip says the only problem with the painting is that Chatterton died as a young man and the man in the...
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