In the respected order there is the undercover plain-clothes man, Jimmy Wells, and ¨Silky¨ Bob.
. Main Conflict .
Why are you out so late?
. Rising Action .
I´m supposed to meet a friend here.
The setting of the story is in New York at 10 p.m., in the early 1900´s. Characters include ¨Silky¨ Bob, Patrolman Jimmy Wells, and an under cover cop dressed as a plain-clothes man. The tone of the story in mysterious.
. Climax .
Policeman Jimmy Wells recognizes Bob as a wanted man, and later as his old friend he had promised to meet 20 years ago. He is faced with the decision to either arrest Bob, or let him go.
. Falling Action .
Bob talks to the policeman, Jimmy, telling him about a friend he had promised to meet 20 years ago, and that he´d be at the storefront for another 30 minutes.
. Resolution .
A plain-clothes undercover cop shows up, believed by Bob to be Jimmy. After walking with the man for a while, Jimmy notices the man is not only taller than Jimmy, but has a completely different nose shape.
You´re a bit taller than I remember.
After Jimmy calls him out on it, the undercover cop tells him he´d been arrested for 10 minutes. The undercover cop then gives Jimmy a letter, saying that it was from patrolman Wells.
You´ve been arrested for 10 minutes.
In the letter Bob has gotten, Jimmy explains that he had met up at the spot they had planned, but he recognized him as a wanted man and had to do the right thing - yet he couldn´t do it himself, so he got someone else to do the job. Bob is then taken in.