After Twenty Years Plot


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  • Exposition
  • Inciting Incident
  • Rising Action
  • The cop walks around trying doors (O-Henry 1).
  • Climax
  • The cop sees a man and stops (2).
  • Falling Action
  • "It sometimes changes a good man into a bad one"
  • The cop has a conversation with Bob, the man he sees. The man tells him he was waiting for his old friend he last saw 20 years ago (2-3).
  • Resolution
  • A cop who Bob thinks is Jimmy comes up to him and they start walking while talking. Bob realizes that the man he is walking with is not Jimmy (3-4).
  • "'It sometimes changes a good man into a bad one,' said the tall man" (4).
  • Bob finds out he had been under arrest by the man he thought was Jimmy. Then the cop gives him a message from Jimmy- "'Bob: I was at the place on time. I saw the face of the man wanted by Chicago cops. I didn't want to arrest you myself. So I went and got another cop and sent him to do the job. JIMMY'" (4).
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