Don't you have anybody at home to tell you to wash your face?
Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones was walking home at night. She carried a large brown purse with her wherever she went.
Take this ten dollars and buy yourself some suede shoes.
As she is walking a boy comes up behind her and tries to take her purse. The boy wasn't able to take the purse, because he fell backwards. The lady asked the boy what he did it for, but the boy tried to lie.
Don't get into any more trouble son.
The lady asked the boy if she turned him loose will he run. He said yes so the woman said she wouldn't turn him loose then. The lady decides to take the boy home to wash his face and feed him.
Luella asks the boy why he tried to steal her purse. He finally admitted to trying to steal some money to buy himself some shoes. Mrs. Luella ends up giving the little boy ten dollars so the boy can buy him some shoes.
When they finished eating Mrs. Luella led the boy to the front door and opened it. She said " Goodnight-night! Behave yourself, boy!"
The boy wanted to say something other than " Thank You." He started to say " Thank You Ma'am", but Mrs. Luella closed the door before He could get the word " Ma'am" out.