These are the characters. The ones in the red coats are the red coats. Then there is the highwayman and Bess they are standing right next to each other in the front. The one in the back is Tim. They are in a country side village.
The red coats are waiting to arrest the highwayman.
The highway man had left and would be back again tomorrow. The redcoats tie up Bess after he had gone home and they were waiting for the highwayman to come back. Bess hears the highwayman's horse coming her way.
Bess try to warn the highwayman with the sound of the gunshot, but the gun shot Her.
The highwayman hears the gunshot and turns around but he figure out that Bess had died. He went back to her house and the redcoats were there and killed him.