With the death of his father, Charlie Tyrell is now Lord Haslemere. He's living at the Bentinck but is feeling quite blue at having accomplished little with life. His first love is painting and he's quite pleased when Louisa introduces him to an art dealer who offers to show his work. Things don't turn out well when Charlie realizes just why his paintings are being exhibited. The Bentinck also receives a guest who is clearly not of the same class as other frequenters of the hotel. The hotel staff look down on him but when Charlie learns just why he's chosen to stay there, he decides to spend some time with him.