A woman with a large purse that had everything in it. It was around eleven o'clock at night, when a boy started running up behind her.
meeting the mentor
The boy ran up behind her and tried stealing her purse.
Crossing the Threshold
it backfired when the strap broke and the boy's weight and the purses weight made him lose his balance. The woman caught him and shook him till his teeth rattled.
Tests, allies, and enemies
“If I turn you loose, will you run?” asked the woman.“Yes’m,” said the boy. “Then I won’t turn you loose,” said the woman. She did not release him. “I’m very sorry, lady, I’m sorry,” whispered the boyThis is when the boy first met the woman.
ide, down a hall, and into a large kitchenette - furnished room at the rear of the house.
The woman said, “You ought to be my son. I would teach you right from wrong. Least I can do right now is to wash your face. Are you hungry? ” This shows she isn't an enemy. But trying to help.