Roger's failed attempt to steal the purse of Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones lands him at her house. After dragging Roger down the street, Mrs. Jones' first direction to him upon entering her home is to tell him to wash his face. Roger notices the door is open. Instead of running, he does as he is told and washes his face. Roger informs Mrs. Jones that no one is at his house. This leads her to believe that perhaps he tried to steal her purse because he was hungry. However, Roger shares with her that he wanted the money for a pair of shoes. While Mrs. Jones prepares dinner, Roger has another opportunity to run. Again, he chooses to stay. Over dinner, Mrs. Jones tells Roger about her job. Once Roger is well-fed, she hands him ten dollars, tells him to behave, and wishes him a good night.