What is a description of the man standing in the doorway of hardware store in O. Henry's "After Twenty Years"?
The man standing in the doorway of what used to be 'Big Joe' Brady's restaurant waits for his friend with whom he has arranged a meeting. When the policeman on the beat walks up to him and speaks, the man assures the officer that he has good intentions,
It's an appointment made twenty years ago. I was eighteen and Jimmy was twenty. The next morning I was to start for the West to make my fortune....we agreed that night that we would meet her again exactly twenty years from that date and time....
When he strikes a match, the policeman sees a face that is fair, with a square jawline and keen eyes; a small scar runs near the right eyebrow. In addition, the man has a scarfpin that is a large diamond, set in an odd fashion.
Ironically, had he not lighted a cigar, the policeman would not have been able to see the man's face so well. For, the policeman is, in fact, his old friend Jimmy, and he recognizes a wanted man,"Silky Bob" as the one who waits.