Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study, where he observes Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk, handling a miniature gold crown. Only Tipton's right arm is visible to the viewers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, do you remember the story of King Midas?
Michael Anthony: Oh, yes, indeed, sir. Everything he touched turned to gold.
John Beresford Tipton: Yes. He was so greedy for money that he petitioned the gods for the Midas Touch. But he found, like many men, that great wealth is a mixed blessing. It brings a lot of problems with it.
[Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony]
John Beresford Tipton: Let's see what this fortune will bring.