Mrs. Jones asked Roger if he was going to run away and he said yes. So instead she took him to her house to wash his face.
“Not with that face, I would not take you nowhere,” “I believe you’re hungry—or been hungry—to try to snatch my pocketbook.”
Roger inquired Mrs. Jones if he would be sent to jail, but she responded no because of his dirty face. She surmised Roger was starving for attempting to steal her purse. In reality, she wanted to help Roger with kindness and love.
"You gonna take me to jail"
Roger confessed that he wanted a pair a blue suede shoes, but she responded, "just ask". She told him about how she was just like him when she was a child.
“I have done things, too, which I would not tell you, son—neither tell God, if he didn’t already know. So you set down while I fix us something to eat."
Both fixed themselves with some ham, Lima beans, and a glass of cocoa. They continue with their talk and Roger realized how caring Mrs. Jones was.
"Eat some more, son."
“Good-night! Behave yourself, boy!”
"Thank you , ma'am."
Mrs. Jones gave him $10 for him to buy his blue suede shoes and sent him off. All Roger could say to her was thank you.