The story starts off with Mrs. Jones' walking home late night from work.
Roger tries to steal Mrs. Jones' pocket book, but he is caught and then gets pushed around by her.
Mrs. Jones decides to take Roger home to clean his face. This was his punishment. He explains to her that the reason why he was trying to take her pocket book was because he needed money for blue shoes.
Mrs. Jones leaves Roger unattended on purpose to see if he will escape or not.
Roger learns that Mrs. Jones has made mistakes herself too. And she continues to care for him like a mother would.
Mrs. Jones gives Roger $10 to go and by his blue shoes. He tells her thank you and closes the door.