the story begins with ms jones walking home from work.
then as she was walking home a boy came up behind her and tried to snatch her purse
then when she got to her door she dragged the boy inside down a hall and into a large kitchennete furnished room.
she then asked the boy what is his name and the boy said roger then she told him to go wash his face because it was dirty then she told the boy that they will eat after he wash his face.
she then heated lima beans and ham she had in the ice box made the cocoa and set the table.she didn't ask the boy anything about where he lived or his folks or anything that would embarrass him.instead as they ate,she told him about her job in a hotel beauty shop that stayed open late .
when they were finished eating she got up and said now take this 10 dollars and go get yourself some blue suede shoes.then she said next time do not make the mistake of latching onto my pocketbook nor nobody elses and then she told him she need to get her rest.