The characters are Jimmy Wells, Bob, and the undercover policeman. The tone of the story is a mysterious night. The setting is in New York around ten o'clock p.m in the 1900's.
Jimmy Wells has to decide weather or not to arrest his friend, Bob, for he is wanted.
Jimmy sees Bob after twenty years. He notices Bob is wanted but can't arrest him. As Bob and Policeman Wells were talking, he says he will wait thirty more minutes for his friends Jimmy to show up.
A undercover policeman shows up acting like Jimmy. They go for a walk down a dark street. As they are walking they come across a street light showing both faces. Bob sees "Jimmy's" face and says he is not Jimmy. He knew it was not Jimmy because of his nose and height. The undercover cop states he is not Jimmy, and he has been arrested for ten minutes.
You are under arrest.
Jimmy had hired an undercover policeman to act like him and arrest Bob. Jimmy gave the undercover policeman a letter explaining everything.
Bob gets arrested and gets a letter from Jimmy saying he was there. Bob reads the letter, Jimmy had said he needed to be loyal to his job. The letter says Jimmy couldn't arrest him so he hired an undercover policeman to do it.