How do you know that the whole incident of the death of Bob seems unreal to Ponyboy?
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We know that the incident is unreal to Pony because he lays on the floor dreaming that he's home..... dreaming like nothing happened, particularly something that might possibly change his life once again.
I half convinced myself that I had dreamed everything that had happened the night before. I'm really home in bed, I thought. It's late and both Darry and Sodapop are up. Darry's cooking breakfast, and in a minute he and Soda will come in and drag me out of bed and wrestle me down and tickle me until I think I'll die if they don't stop. It's me and Soda's turn to do the dishes after we eat, and then we'll all go outside and play football. Johnny and Two-Bit and I will get Darry on our side, since Johnny and I are so small and Darry's the best player. It'll go like the usual weekend morning. I tried telling myself that while I lay on the cold rock floor, wrapped up in Daily's jacket and listening to the wind rushing through the trees' dry leaves outside.