The Outsiders

Why cant ponyboy speak when he hears of johnnys condition?

a) darry covers his mouth

b) he is in shock

c) afraid he will cry

d) doctor tells him to be silent

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Ponyboy was afraid to cry. In Chapter 7, Pony finds out the extent of Johnny's injuries, "a pain was growing in my throat and I wanted to cry, but greasers don't cry in front of strangers."


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b) he is in shock