Its 10:00 at night in New York, in the early 1900s. The streets are very dark, there are very few streetlights. It is very mysterious. The characters are Bob, Patrolmen Wells, and a policeman.
The Patrolman sees a man standing in a hardware store doorway while checking to see that all the doors were locked. He starts talking to the man and asking him questions. He was there waiting for a friend, after 20 years. The mans name was Bob. When Bob lit a match, the patrolman realized that he was wanted for scamming people for their money. He asked how long he would wait there for his friend. Bob said 30 minutes. He went back to patrol.
Dear Bob, I´m sorry Jimmy Wells
Just as Bob said, Jimmy came. They went for a walk, but Bob noticed somethings off when they step under a street light. Jimmy is a FAKE. The fake Jimmy was an undercover cop pretending to be Jimmy. He hands Bob a note and says its from Patrolman Wells.. After Bob read the note, the policeman said that Bob was under arrest for the past 10 minutes.
He was then put in jail, wondering why Jimmy had gotten him arrested while they were old friends.
The note said that it was from the real Jimmy. It said that he had showed up, and he was the first policeman. When he saw his face he realized that Bob was wanted. Jimmy couldn't arrest him because he was his old friend, but he couldn't let him go.
Basically, Jimmy must decide whether to be a good friend or a good policeman.