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In Chapter 10 of The Outsiders, was Dallas Winston gallant? Use an example or two from the book to back up what you say.

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    Dallas Winston is the toughest greaser of the bunch in Susan E. Hinton's novel, The Outsiders. "Tougher, colder, meaner," than all of Ponyboy's other friends, Dallas has eyes "cold with a hatred of the whole world." The local police has a file on him, and he "lied, cheated, stole, rolled drunks, jumped small kids--he did everything." With this type of resume, Dally can hardly be called gallant.
    Yet, while Ponyboy and Johnny hid out at the church on Jay...

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