A small boy, who wanted to buy blue suede shoes, tries to steal a woman’s purse but the purse was so heavy and the boy so small that he tripped and fell instead of running away. The woman caught the boy and taught him a lesson for life. Like many stories by Langston Hughes, this one is about African Americans living in Harlem, a neighborhood in New York City.
Story Title: Thank You Ma’am
Author: Langston Hughes
A short film on ‘Thank You Ma’am’