A complicated question, actually. At first he steals the play, but then his pocket is picked and he loses it. He ends up having to go back and copy the play a little at a time by listening to it. He plans to take it back to his master, but slowly he becomes attached to the acting company. They become likeable, then friends, and finally, a kind of family. When Falconer comes for Widge, Mr. Armin defeats him, allowing Widge to stay with the company as the book ends.