* The Rockpile
* The rockpile is a pile of rocks that lies across the street from the Grimes' apartment.
* The boys are told never to play on the rocks for the subway underneath will crash and kill the people inside.
* Every Saturday, John and Roy watch other boys play on the rocks from their apartment's fire escape.
* One day, Roy tells John he is going to play for 5 minutes and ends up staying a lot longer.
* A fight breaks out at the rockpile and a can flies and hits Roy in the head, causing him to bleed.
* Someone takes Roy home and his mom is very frightened for herself and for what her husband will say about him being at the rocks.
* When Gabriel comes home, he is very angry at his wife and sons.
* When Gabriel learns that John knew Roy was at the rocks and...
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