Roger thinks Mrs. Jones will be easy to rob (pg.1).
Mrs. Jones effects Roger's life by taking him home and taking care of him (pg.2).
She is a large woman with a large purse (pg. 1).
She says her full name to the boy who tried to rob her so we know she is tough (pg. 1).
She beats up Roger for trying to take her purse and takes him home to teach him a lesson (pg. 2).
Langston Hughes' "Thank You, Ma'am describes Mrs. Jones as a "large woman" with a large purse (pg. 1).
Langston Hughes describes Roger as "fourteen or fifteen, frail and willow-wild, in tennis shoes and blue jeans" (pg 1).
Thank You, Ma'am
"She was a large woman with a large purse that had everything in it but hammer and nails. It had a long strap, and she carried it slung across her shoulder" (pg. 1).
"It was about eleven o’clock at night, and she was walking alone, when a boy ran up behind her and tried to snatch her purse" (pg. 1).
"Intsead of taking off full blast as he had hoped, the boy fell on his back on the sidewalk, and his legs flew up. the large woman simply turned around and kicked him right square in his blue-jeaned sitter. Then she reached down, picked the boy up by his shirt front, and shook him until his teeth rattled" (pg. 1).