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Johnny's Letter is a letter that Johnny asked the nurse in the hospital to give to Ponyboy.

Text in the book

"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.

Your buddy,

Johnny"

Text in the movie

"Ponyboy,

I asked the nurse to give you this book so you can finish it.  It's worth saving those kids.  Their lives are worth more then mine.  They have more to live for.  Tell Dally I think it's worth it.  I'm gonna miss you guys.  I've been thinking about it, 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.  Like they way you dig sunsets Pony, that's gold.  Kkeep it that way, it's a good way to be.  I want you to ask Dally to look at a sunset.  I don't think he has ever seen one.  There's still a lot of good in the world.  Tell Dally, I don't think he knows. 

Your buddy, Johnny.'"

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