Behrman was able to paint the last leaf on the vine.Mrs. Johnsy ,struggling with pneumonia , made up her mind that she shall die the day the last leaf would fall.But the night the last leaf fell , Behrman , the skilled artist painted it there . Seeing the determination of the last (fake ) leaf , Johnsy decided that she should leave that thought of dying.Her confidence made her stand upright and free from disease.
Summary of this story by O.Henry is that we should have the determination , and then anything is not impossible.'
In this way , Behrman's masterpiece was able to save a life