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- "Ponyboy, I asked the nurse to give you this book so you could finish it. The doctor came in a while ago but I knew anyway. I keep getting tireder and tireder. Listen, I don't mind dying now. It’s worth it. It’s worth saving those kids. Their lives are worth more then mine, they have more to live for. Some of their parents came by to thank me and I know it was worth it. Tell Dally it’s worth it. I'm just going to miss you guys. I've been thinking about it, and that poem, that guy that wrote it, he meant you’re gold when you’re a kid, like green. When you're a kid everything's new, dawn. It's just when you get used to everything that it's day. Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony. That's gold. Keep that way, it’s a good way to be. I want you to tell Dally to look at one. He’ll probably think you're crazy but ask for me. I don't think he's ever really seen a sunset. And don't be so bugged over being a greaser. You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There's still lots of good in the world. Tell Dally. I don't think he knows.
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'"Ponyboy i asked the nurse to give you this book so you can finish it. its worth saving those kids there lives are worth more then mines, they have more to live for. tell dally i think its worth it. im gonna miss you guys. i've benn thinking about it, that poem, that guy that wrote it. he meant your gold when your a kid like green. when your a kid everythings new,, dawn. like they way you dig sunsets pony thats gold. keep it that way its a good way to be. i want you to ask Dally to look at a sunset, i dont think he has ever seen one. Theres still alot of good in the world. Tell dally i dont think he knows.
- Your buddy,