What does the boy on the bus ask Jerry

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On the bus, Jerry is congratulated by several students at the school for having the courage to stand up to Brother Leon by refusing to sell the chocolates.  Jerry enjoys the admiration, but has conflicting thoughts and emotions surrounding his decision.  He isn’t asked a question until later once he has already arrived at school.  At school, The Goober asks Jerry why he refused the chocolates and he admits that he doesn’t know why.  The Goober tries to urge Jerry to give in and accept them, but Jerry insists that now he is committed and just can’t back down.