Mrs. Jones walks home from work.
Roger tries to take Mrs. Jones's purse.
Roger wants to buy new shoes.
Mrs. Jones cooks dinner for Roger.
Thinking about what to do for dinner
Deciding if he should close the door
Wondering if he should try to escape
Getting ready to wash his face
Tall for his age
Bleeding a little
Dinner will probably be delicious.
She will want to see Roger again.
Her parents were very strict with her.
She understands how Roger feels.
Mrs. Jones forces Roger to come to her home.
Roger struggles with feelings of regret and shame.
Mrs. Jones tells Roger to wash his face.
Roger tries to steal money for shoes.
Roger tries to steal Mrs. Jones's handbag.
Mrs. Jones takes Roger back to her apartment.
Roger is thinking about running out of her room.
Mrs. Jones holds Roger by the shirt.
Food for his family
A lecture on responsibility
Money for shoes
A pair of blue suede shoes
Mrs. Jones decided to take Roger to her home for dinner
Roger struggles to break the grip that Mrs. Jones has on his shirt.
Mrs. Jones tells Roger she used to want things when she was young.
Roger wants Mrs. Jones to be able to trust him to return from the store.
Events in her own life have helped her to understand how Roger feels.
She is probably quick to judge the actions of others.
Her loneliness leads her to be kind to the strangers she encounters.
She has probably had bad experiences dealing with the police.
She works late hours in a hotel restaurant.
Her own childhood contained its share of mistakes.
She thinks it takes a lot of courage to apologize.
Her belief is that everybody deserves a second chance.
He knows she wants the sweetened milk.
His escape will be easier if he can have an excuse to go outside.
He wants to show her that he can be trusted.
His surprise at her actions leads him to fear she will call the police.
Is excited about being able to buy his new shoes.
Will probably try to pay the ten dollars back to Mrs. Jones.
Resents the attitude that she displayed towards him.
Will never forget the kindness that Mrs. Jones showed him.