During the early twentieth century in Harlem, New York, Mrs. Jones, the main character, is introduced as she walks down the street. While walking, a young man comes up and tries to steal her purse. She keeps a tight grip on her purse, and takes the boy home with her to teach him a serious life lesson about not stealing.
The young man, named Roger, tries to steal Mrs. Jones' purse so that he can buy some shoes. He doesn't have any parents, nor does he have money. So he thought that stealing was the only option.
I belive you're hungry..
Mrs. Jones kicks the boy in his backside and tells him to pick up her pocketbook which had fallen from her purse. She then grabs his arm and continues to drag him down the road she had been walking.
Roger is escorted to Mrs. Jones' home. She brings him inside her house and to the kitchen. She forces him to wash his face before she gives him a lecture about stealing.
Next time you even think about stealing...
Mrs. Jones asks Roger about his motive for stealing, and finds out that he has no parents. She then cooks them both dinner and they eat together in her kitchen.
Roger is given the money to buy the shoes from Mrs. Jones. She makes sure he is well fed, and has learned his lesson before she allows him to leave.