Decade of Darkness
Aspiring young entrepreneur fallen on hard times.
He dresses as a traveller, the only sign of wealth is his fur coat. When first met, he is quite parsimonious and buys only the cheapest refreshments on sale. He tends to spend a lot of the time staring out of the window and occasionally drawing odd shapes in the condensation on the glass. Mr Paul Castellani is heading up to Montreal to look into business opportunities. He has been singularly unsuccessful in his career so far and has had to pawn many of his family’s possessions to keep going. The fur coat is all he has left of what his father, Enrico Castellani bequeathed him back in 1906. He is unsure of what direction to take in his career – he has heard that the transport industry is an interesting one.