The highwayman arrives at the inn on his horse. He whistles to get Bess's attention.Tim, the man who works with the horses, listens in on the highwayman in bess's conversation. He did this because because he is jealous and want's bess to love him.
Tim:"his eyes were hollows of madness, his hair was muoldy hay"
The highwayman tells bess his plan. He is going to rob someone. then he tells her that he would meet her by midnight.the highwayman kesses bess and rides away.
Highwayman i'll come to thee by moonlight though hell should bar the way
The soldiers take the landlords ale and tie up bess. Bess is the next to the window and she can see the highwayman when he rides by.to make sure bess will not escape or harm them. So the soldiers put a gun next to here.
The soldiers tied her up to attention with many singgering chest.