Exposition It was about eleven o'clock at night, dark, and she was walking alone, when a boy ran up behind her and tried to snatch her purse.
Conflict Roger attempts to thief Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones purse, he loses his balance and Mrs. Jones confronts him.
Yes'm, but it wasn't my intention to steal your pocketbook!, I didn't aim to
Pick up my pocketbook, boy, and give it here, ain't you ashamed of yourself!
Rising Action Mrs. Jones takes a hold of Roger and drags him back to her house. As Roger says he's sorry multiple of times, she is determined to take him home and wash his face. He explains he wants money for blue suede shoes,
Come with me young man!
Climax Mrs. Jones leaves Roger unattended so he tries to decide whether he should run or stay.
Should I run or stay?
It's okay Roger, we've all made mistakes in our lives too, just don't behave like that next time
Falling Action Roger learns that Mrs. Jones has made mistakes in her life too. She strives Roger to become better as an individual.
Resolution Mrs. Jones give Roger the ten dollars to buy blue suede shoes and allows him to leave. Roger is barely able to say a simple "thank you" and never sees Mrs. Jones again.