Hey! We should kidnap a kid as a ransom and get that $2000!
Wa? OH NO! BILL!
But he's right behind you.
Sam and Bill decided to kidnap a child for a ransom in Alabama. This is the exposition because Bill and Sam are still introducing themselves.
Sam wakes up to hear Red Chief hurting Bill. This is the rising action because it is building up the story's major conflict, Johnny's behavior. They are learning how bad Johnny is and that they might not get the money for the ransom.
The climax is when Bill tries to take back Red Chief back to his home. I know this because this is the turning point in the story because Bill can't take anymore of Red Chief's shanaiagans and tries to take him back home, but it doesn't work.
Ebenezer Dorset writes back to Bill and Sam telling them that he'll make a deal with them that he'll take back Johnny for $250 and Bill and Sam accept the offer and bring Johnny back to his house at night and pay his father the $250. This is the falling action because this is helping clear up the problem, getting rid of Johnny and his bad behavior.
Don't leave me!
Bill and Sam leave town and hope to get away before Red Chief could catch up with them. This is the resoulation because they get rid of Johnny and don't have to worry about him hurting them anymore.
The theme is crime doesn't pay because Sam and Bill comitted a crime expecting money but ended up paying money to get rid of the child they kidnapped. "...Bill was counting out two hundred and fifty dollars into Dorset's hand." They paid Dorset to take back Johnny (Red Chief) into his home.