It was a Saturday morning when the idea occurred to Sam and Ken. Both the brothers, who were too much in debt, noticed the Redman mansion. Sam said to Ken, “Say, that mansion looks like it would contain some loot.” They both thought of the same idea at the same time… Theft. They spent that whole day planning the theft, which was to be attempted later.
The next day, Sam climbed over the back wall into the estate. He climbed up to the second floor and peeked in through the window, looking for something valuable. Sam first glanced at it, and then stared. It was a gold-embroidered box, which had a well-known jeweler’s name embossed on it. Jackpot! Immediately, he ran all the way to Ken and told him about it. Nothing could wipe the smiles off their faces that day. Sam had also noticed that the grill on the window was big enough for him to squeeze through. In all this excitement, little did he notice that a security guard had spotted Sam and was spying on him.
The security guard told this to Mr. Redman, who later had cameras installed all over the room. In addition, guards were posted in the most unlikely places.
The next day, early in the morning, Sam climbed over the fence at the back to get into the room he had seen the day before. This was easy for him. Way too easy. However, he was too excited to notice this and soon was just outside the window. The jewel box was in the same place. He dreamily gazed at the box for some time. Then he squeezed through the window and entered the room. It was now that Sam realized that this was a little too easy. Cautiously, he touched the box. Immediately, alarms sounded and a guard sprang up from underneath the bed, crying, “Stop, thief! STOP!” Sam dashed toward the door to get out but two big, burly guards blocked his way. He was forced to stop and surrender. Meanwhile, the guard who had earlier noticed Sam called the police, telling them what he had witnessed. Within minutes, the police arrived and arrested Sam, who was later sentenced to jail for four years.
The next day, Ken read in the newspaper about everything that had happened, and was left with a crushingly guilty feeling in his stomach.