He was too young to get a beer. He used a stolen identification card as proof of age to get served.
Another drunk customer challenged him to a fight, and he didn't want to fight. He went into the bathroom and climbed out of the window.
He had three dollars of unpaid charges at the bar, and the bartender would not give him credit for a Coke. Mark promised to pay the next day.
He was supposed to work as a dishwasher that night, but wanted to take time off to go on a date. He had his girlfriend pretend to be his mother, and call in sick for him.
They were casual acquaintances.
They used to be friends, but weren't any more.
They were good friends.
They were like brothers.
He was very serious, with a wide-eyed, trusting look on his face.
He wore an old army jacket, moccasins, and a peace symbol around his neck.
He was eleven years old.
He had grey eyes and long, charcoal colored hair.
He could pick any lock. He had broken into a store and had gone to a reform school for a year.
He could read upside down. He was able to look at papers on teachers' desks, and read test answers from other students' papers. So far he had not been caught, but his ability helped him get good grades.
He could imitate voices. He made a lot of prank phone calls. The phone company traced the calls and threatened to disconnect his service if he did not stop it.
He could hot-wire anything and have been caught stealing a car. Now he was on probation and had to see the probation officer weekly.
M&M loaned it to them.
They broke into a few vending machines.
Bryon took it from his mother's wallet.
Mark got it from Curly's friend when he jumped him.
They hitched a ride with a hippie in a Volkswagen bus.
They stole a car and drove themselves.
They hid on a train and got a free ride.
He met his mother's boss.
He met Cathy.
He got offered a part-time job.
He was attacked by a security dog and had to get stitches and a rabies shot.
A group of black boys beat him up after he helped a black girl.
He had been in jail for hitting someone over the head with a bottle.
He lived in a commune and studied English at the local college.
He wanted to marry Bryon's mother.
He thought Mike was very brave.
He thought Mike was insane.
He thought Mike was stupid.
He thought Mike was a liar.
Bryon stole things.
Bryon cheated in school.
Bryon lied a lot.
Bryon mistreated his girlfriends.
He couldn't stand Curtis. He said Curtis was conceited.
He liked Curtis and wanted to be friends.
He was jealous because Curtis had a lot of money.
He made fun of Curtis because he didn't like to fight.
His teachers did.
His friends, including Bryon and Mark, did.
His father did.
Mark made a pass at Cathy.
Cathy said Mark was beautiful.
Cathy told Bryon he was not good enough for her.
Angela told Cathy that Bryon was not a good choice for a boyfriend.
He got caught trying to steal liquor from a car in the school parking lot. The owner of the car beat him up.
He was not properly dressed for the dance and was not allowed in.
A cute girl asked him to dance. She picked his pocket while they were dancing, then left him. Later he learned that Curly had set him up.
Mark was trying to protect Curtis from a boy who was attacking him. The attacker turned on Mark and hit him over the head with a bottle.