In chapter 11, what do you think is going on with Ponyboy when he says, "Johnny didn't have anything to do with Bob's getting killed"?
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Ponyboy is still not well when Randy comes to visit him to discuss the hearing. Ponyboy keeps saying that he had the knife and killed the Soc and that Johnny is not dead. He is still in shock and sick physically, mentally, and emotionally. He will heal, but it will take time.
Ponyboy's mind is protecting him from anymore pain and in turn he is trying to protect his friend Johnny.
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