West Side Story

I tried to stop it; I did try. I don't k


West Side Story

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The Jets and Sharks have just had a rumble in which Tony accidentally killed Bernardo. He is now

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I tried to stop it; I did try. I don't know how it went wrong... I didn't mean to hurt him; I didn't want to; I didn't know I had. But Riff... Riff was like my brother. So when Bernardo killed Him… 'Nardo didn't mean it either. Oh, I don't know he didn't! Oh, no. I didn't come to tell you just for you to forgive me so I couldn't go to the police...

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