The artist is having a hard struggle to make ends meet in the city. His chum rallies him and tells him his time will come. They hear of a big reception to be given at the Brownlee mansion to which all artists are to be invited. Miss Brownlee will then pick out one of them to paint her picture. The two friends go to the ball. They seek a secluded corner and watch the scene with woe-begone faces. Miss Brownlee, who has a silent dislike for the artists with their funny dress and whiskers, also seeks quiet and comes upon the two. They are having a nice time when they are again interrupted. Next morning the artist receives a note from Miss Brownlee saying she has chosen him to paint her picture and will be at his studio at 10. The studio is in a mess and they begin to clean up. His clothes are dirty, so he sends them to a tailor with orders to have them in 30 minutes. Meanwhile he puts on a tablecloth for trousers. Miss Brownlee arrives and the artist is in a quandary, his pants are gone, ...
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