That Was Then, This Is Now - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Bryon thinks about Cathy and how she is so different from Angela, the only other girl he’s really cared about. They’re both “gutsy,” but in different ways. When Cathy tells Bryon that Ponyboy asked her out, Bryon gets jealous and asks Cathy out to make sure she can’t go out with Ponyboy. Presumably to afford his upcoming date with Cathy, Bryon and Mark go hustling at Charlie’s.

Mark and Bryon hustle two Texans whom they play until the bar closes. As Mark and Bryon leave Charlie’s, the two Texans, who left earlier, surprise the two boys outside the bar. One holds a gun and the other gets out his brass knuckles. Bryon tells them to let Mark go, but they refuse. Just as they’re about to attack the two boys, Charlie comes into the alley and points a shotgun at the Texans...

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