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In "His Masterpiece," the Edison Company has depicted the struggles of an old musician. His larder empty, his last coin gone, he gets an inspiration for a composition that will be heard and will make him famous in the utmost corners of the universe. As quickly as possible he writes the music and then, seizing his violin, he hurries to the studio of some of his artist friends where all is life and gayety. He plays his composition for them with a charm of expression that is simply marvelous. The music is so plaintive and beautiful that their hilarity is subdued, and they are so overcome when he stops playing that they cannot speak. For a moment he thinks his composition a failure, but soon his enthusiasm returns and he hurries out and back to his own attic room, his heart beating high at the prospect of fame and affluence. The reward of years of struggle and privation is at hand. Arriving at his lodgings he relates his prospective good fortune to his landlord who, however, refuses to ...

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