A poor student is preparing himself for the medical profession. He cannot join in the pleasures of his fellow-students on account of his poverty. A cousin, who loves him, brings fruit and flowers, and as he is bidding her adieu at the door, his attention is attracted by a crowd of street urchins annoying a fashionably dressed and beautiful young woman. He goes to her aid, and is rewarded by a smile of gratitude and a flower from her corsage. Going back to his room, he listens at the partition to his neighbor, a rich old miser, counting his wealth. Getting out of his window, he creeps along to the window of the adjoining room and sees the old man with his money. Instantly the desire to possess it and thus satisfy his ambitions comes over him, but he thrusts the idea aside and goes back to his room. Here he falls asleep, and we see his dream vividly portrayed. He fancies that he has gone back to the neighbor's room, strangled his victim and stolen his wealth. Then he goes to a ...
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