Stand By Me
written by Bruce A. Evans & Raynold Gideon, from a novella "The Body" by Stephen King
Chris: That'll be the day.
Gordie:: Why not you're smart enough.
Chris: They won't let me.
Gordie:: What d'you mean?
Chris: It's the way people think of my family in this town. It's the way they think of me. Just one of those lowlife Chambers-kids.
Gordie:: That's not true.
Chris: Oh, it is. No one even asked me if I took the milkmoney that time. I just got a three-day vacation.
Gordie: Did you take it?
Chris: Yeah I took it. You knew I took it. Teddy knew I took it. Everyone knew I took it. Even Vern knew it I think. Maybe I was sorry and I tried to give it back.
Gordie: Tried to give it back?
Chris: Maybe, just maybe. And maybe I took it to Old Lady Simons and told her. And the money was all there. But I still got a three-day vacation because it never showed up. And maybe the next week Old Lady Simons had that brand new skirt on when she came to school.
Gordie: Yeah, yeah. It was brown and had dots on it!
Chris: Yeah. So let's just say that I stole the milk money but Old Lady Simons stole it back from me. Just suppose that I told the story. Me, Chris Chambers, kid brother of the Eyeball Chambers. You think that anybody would have believed it?
Chris: And d'you think that that bitch would have dared try something like that if it would have been one of those dootch bags from up on The View if they had taken the money?
Gordie: No way!
Chris: [crying] Oh no! But with me! I'm sure she had her eyes on that skirt for a long time. Anyway she saw her chance and she took it. I was the stupid one for even trying to give it back. I never thought - I never thought that a teacher-- Oh who gives a fuck anyway? I just wish I could go to some place where nobody knows me. I guess I'm just a pussy, Gordie.
Gordie: [whispers] No way, no way.
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