“The Model Millionaire” by Oscar Wilde tells the story of Hughie Erskine. He is a poor young man, who has failed to build a career although he had tried working on the stock market and as a merchant. Hughie is in love with Laura, the daughter of a colonel. However, the father is against an engagement until Hughie makes 10,000 pounds.

One day, Hughie visits his friend Alan Trevor, a painter. In his studio, Alan is painting a beggar. Hughie feels a lot of pity for the old beggar, and when Alan goes...

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