The Man Who Thought He Was a Pauper
E. Phillips Oppenheim
1st story in the collection . Sir Giles, a young British aristocrat, is gambling far too much in the Casino and comes to Besserley for a loan. It seems the young man is determined to win enough to woo a young lady to whom Besserley is like an uncle. For his part, Besserley is curious why a solicitor is trying so hard to forestall such a loan.