After Twenty Years

After Twenty Years

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  • Exposition
  • Main Conflict
  • Should I arrest him? He was my best friend, but he is a wanted criminal.
  • How long much longer will you wait for your friend?
  •                                 Rising Action
  • I'll wait for half an hour.
  • In the story the main characters are, from left to right, an undercover cop, Patrolman Wells, and 'Silky' Bob. The story is set in the early 1900s and at ten at night. The tone of the story, even though you may not feel it, is mysterious.
  •                                            Climax
  • You're not Jimmy Wells.
  • Patrolman Jimmy meets Bob and realizes he is a wanted criminal from Chicago. Jimmy has to decide to arrest or let Bob, his old friend, go.
  • Falling Action
  • You've been under arrest for ten minutes. Here's a note I was asked to hand to you. It' from Patrolman Wells.
  • A patrolman is walking down the sidewalk, until he meets a guy standing outside of a hardware store. The patrolman starts talking to the man, named Bob, and he starts telling the patrolman about a promise he made with his old friend, Jimmy Wells. The patrolman has to leave, so he asks how much longer Bob will stay, and he says he will wait for thirty more minutes.
  • Resolution
  • Bob, I was at the appointed place on time. When you struck your match to light your cigar, I saw that it was the face of the man wanted in Chicago. Somehow, I couldn't do it myself, so I went around and got a plain clothes man to do the job. JIMMY.
  • After the patrolman leaves, an undercover cop, disguised as Jimmy, meets Bob. The two of them walk down the sidewalk together, with Bob explaining everything that he did out west. A little while later, Bob realizes that the undercover cop is not his old friend Jimmy.
  • Once Bob realizes that the undercover cop is not Jimmy, the undercover cop arrests him. When Bob is arrested, the undercover cop gives a note from the actual Jimmy, which he met earlier.
  • Bob reads the note from the actual Jimmy. The note explains that Jimmy was at the place they were supposed to be, that he noticed he was a wanted criminal from Chicago, but he couldn't arrest him.
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