Chapter 5 of The Outsiders

Updated: 5/3/2020
Chapter 5 of The Outsiders

Storyboard Text

  • I WOKE UP LATE IN the afternoon.
  • Ponyboy's Dream...
  • Darry
  • "It's late and both Darry and Sodapop are up."
  • Soda
  • Soda and Ponyboy washing dishes
  • "For a second I didn't know where I was.You know how it is, when you wake up in a strange place and wonder where in the worldyou are, until memory comes rushing over you like a wave. I half convinced myself that Ihad dreamed everything that had happened the night before."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "I tried telling myself that while I lay on the cold rock floor,wrapped up in Dally's jacket and listening to the wind rushing through the trees' dryleaves outside."
  • "It's me and Soda's turn to do the dishes after we eat, and then we'll all go outside and play football."
  • Then I heard a whistle, long and low, ending in a sudden high note. I knew that whistle well enough.
  • "Who's there?"
  • "It'll go like the usual weekend morning."
  • Johnny
  • Two-bit
  • Darry
  • Pony
  • "Finally I quit pretending and pushed myself up. I was stiff and sore from sleeping on that hard floor, but I had never slept so soundly."
  • "I propped myself on my elbows and grinned up at him. "Hey, Johnny. Fancy meetin' you here.""