posted by mahi .
story: why, you reckon?
What argument does the other man use to convince the narrator to team up with him? What lesson do you think the narrator learned by the end of the evening?
did you get this answer?
The other man is weak-willed and says, "As you wish" because he is scared that he will be tazed or shot or that bats will attack. By the end of the night he wishes he gave the money to the first robber but kept the cell phone.
Most of it has to do with race relations pertaining to the hospital ward that occurs earlier in the story. The "coal bin" is a metaphor for the inevitable fate that both of the boys will experience if they attempt to rob the innocent bystander. "Teaming up" refers to them setting aside their differences so they can die with their consciences clean and without the darkness of the coal.