Panel 1: We see Mike hand Elly a bunch of flowers. As she heaps praise upon him, she asks where he found them.
Panel 2: She's taken aback as he says he kinda broke into Mrs Baird's yard an' sorta stole them.
Panel 3: She tells him that what he did was bad and he must never do it again.
Panel 4: However, if he should by chance disobey, he should leave the stems on the flowers.
Summary: Way to mix the message there, Elly. No wonder his conscience is made of rubber.