The Outsiders

by: S. E. Hinton

Chapters 11–12

1

I just looked at him. That was the dumbest remark I ever heard anyone make. He thought he was mixed up in this? He didn't kill anyone, he didn’t get his head busted in a rumble, it wasn't his buddy that was shot down under a street light. Besides, what did he have to lose? His old man was rich, he could pay whatever fine there was for being drunk and picking a fight.

2

I swallowed hard and blinked. He was just like all the rest of the Socs. Cold-blooded mean. Johnny didn't have anything to do with Bob’s getting killed.

3

“You're the guy that killed Bob Sheldon,” one of them said. “And he was a friend of ours. We don't like nobody killing our friends, especially greasers.”