"A large woman with a large purse" was walking down the street in the evening at around 11 o'clock. It was dark.
She was walking alone when suddenly a boy ran up behind her and tried to steal her purse.
The woman might have looked weak, but she was not. She firmly gripped the boy whose face was very dirty by his T-shirt, thus all he could answer to her questions was "yes'm". The reason why he was about to steal is that he wanted to buy a new pair of shoes.
After the woman had turned the boy loose, she invited him to her home. In the first place, the boy was confused because he expected the woman to take him to jail but instead of that she invited him to her house to have dinner.
The woman gave ten dollars to the young boy to buy new shoes. He really wanted to express how grateful he is, but he couldn't say other than "Thank you, m'am"
The hero's journey started with an adventure, which in this story, was when the boy wanted to steal the lady's purse. What he wanted to do is absolutely wrong, but the woman tried to teach him a lesson by being kind and helpful to him even though he did not deserve it. With the help of the woman, the boy could return home transformed, with a new knowledge.