Roger attempts to steal Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones' purse.
"Pick up my pocketbook, boy, and give it here."
Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones
Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones drags Roger back to her home.
"I would teach you right from wrong. Least I can do right now is wash your face."
Roger is concerned that he is going to be put into jail by Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones, but is surprised to learn that she isn't going to. Roger also learns that he is going to have dinner with her.
"Not with that face."
"You gonna take me to jail?"
Roger reveals he attempted to steal Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones' purse because he wanted a pair of blue suede shoes. She responds that he should have just asked.
"I wanted a pair of blue suede shoes."
"Well, you didn't have to snatch my pocket book to get some suede shoes."
Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones prepares dinner for herself and Roger. While they are eating Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones gives Roger $10 so he can buy the blue suede shoes he desperately wanted. Roger is in shock from the amount of generosity and kindness she has shown him.
"Now here, take this ten dollars and buy yourself some blue suede shoes."
"Goodnight! Behave yourself, boy!"
Roger can only utter out those few words of thankfulness before she closes her door.