Thank you Ma'am by: Langston Hughes

Thank you Ma'am by: Langston Hughes

Storyboard Text

  • A large woman with a large purse at 11 o'clock at night, walking alone then attacked by a boy. The strap then breaks leaving the woman asking the boy if he will run. He responded and said no apologizing. The woman then tells him that she will teach him to do the right thing.
  • I were young once and I wanted things I could not get. 
  • The lady said that she wont let him loose. 
  • Mrs. Jones stopped and jerked him around in front of her, and dragged him him the street. And they arrived at her home
  • Mrs. Jones and the boy arrived home and the boy asks for a pair of blue suede shoes. The woman then said "You didn't have to snatch my pocketbook to get some suede shoes". And then she said "I was once young and I couldn't get things that I wanted".
  • The boy took care to sit on the far side of the room where he thought she could easily see him out of the corner of her eye, if she wanted to. 
  • She heated up some lama beans and ham she had in a icebox. The woman did not ask about his folks or anything. When they were finished eating she got up and gave him ten dollars to buy himself some shoes. He then said Thank you and left, never saw her again.
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