Robert Fielding has in his time seen better days, but his carelessness and bad company made him run through the fortune which was left him by his father. Now he walks the streets in rags, being so reduced to poverty. But no one has any sympathy for him, because he is young, and a strong-looking man, and ought to be able to get his living by working. Fielding comes across a newsboy, and cannot help but admire the little chap, who is busy selling papers and taking in the pennies, and notes how he understands to sell to everyone who comes along. He envies the boy being able to take in money in such an apparently easy way. When the boy is through tor the day, Fielding follows him up. The boy makes his way to an old shed outside the town, where Fielding sees him lie down to rest. For a moment Fielding is tempted to rob the boy of his earnings, but his good nature gets the upper hand, and he walks away in despair. Rather would he end his own life than do any harm to the innocent boy. The ...
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