• Wilhelm visits the newsstand and learns his father is already at breakfast without him.
• Wilhelm has been speculating in the stock market with Tamkin.
• Wilhelm fell for the pitch of a Hollywood talent scout and tried to be an actor. He gave up after seven years.
• Wilhelm longs to do something better with his life.
• Wilhelm gets a bill from the hotel for the monthly rent, but he does not have enough money to pay the bill.
• Wilhelm feels that his father, Dr. Adler, would just like to be rid of him and his sister, Catherine.
• In the mail, Wilhelm receives a complaint from his estranged wife that he sent her a postdated check.
• Wilhelm joins Dr. Adler and Mr. Perls for breakfast and they talk about his former job, money, and Tamkin.
• Mr. Perls leaves and Wilhelm and Dr. Adler continue the conversation. Dr...
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