Exposition- The main characters are the highwayman, Bess, Tim, and the redcoats. The time period is the 1800s, and the setting is London. Bess and the Highwayman are in love with eachother, but Tim, the inns ostler, is in love with Bess, too. This is the highwayman on his way to the old in to see Bess.
Rising action- In this scene the highwayman arrives at the inn and walks up to the inn door. Little does he know, Tim, the inn's ostler, is watching him.
Rising action- This is Bess and the Highwayman discussing his plan to go commit a robbery, and then return to her the next day. The next day, he does not return, but the redcoats do. This is before the climax happens.
Climax- The next night when the highwayman does not return, the redcoats come, drink her father's ale, and tie her up at the foot of her bed with a gun tied by her side. when she hears the highwayman coming, she shoots herself as a distraction so he could get away.
Falling action- When the highwayman hears the gun shot, he turns back. The next day, he found out what happened to his true love. He shrieked, and then went to turn back to her.
Resolution- The highwayman is shot down in the highway by the redcoats, and rumor has it that to this day on cold, winter nights, they come and visit each other.