Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones was walking home from work at 11 p.m. A boy tried to snatch her large purse, but fell on his back on the sidewalk. Mrs. Jones kicks the boy and tells him to pick up her pocketbook and give it to her.
Now, here, take this ten dollars and buy yourself some blue suede shoes. And next time, do not make the mistake of latching onto my pocketbook nor nobody else's.
Mrs. Jones took the boy to her house by grabbing his neck during the time that they were walking because if she let go, the boy would have ran. Mrs. Jones took him home to teach him what is right from wrong.
Mrs. Jones left Roger in the room with her purse and the door open. Mrs. Jones did not even watch if Roger was going to take her purse and leave. She seems to trust him. At this point of the story, the reader can tell that Roger has changed because he did not touch Mrs. Jones' purse and he did not try to run away.
Thank you, m'am.
Mrs. Jones heated lima beans and ham for Roger and her to eat for dinner. Mrs. Jones did not ask anything about Roger's personal life and only talked about her job. She wanted to show how hard it is to work for money.
After eating, Mrs. Jones gave Roger $10 to buy himself a pair of blue suede shoes. Mrs. Jones did this to teach Roger a lesson to not take other people's pocketbook. After that, Mrs. Jones let him leave.
Mrs. Jones closed the door. Roger wanted to say more than "thank you" to Mrs. Jones but he was speechless that Mrs. Jones gave him $10 after he had tried to steal her purse.