Hello. Would you please tell me what the last sentence means?
Does it mean "I didn't cry. But I think it was better to cry then."?
---------------------(these sentences are from a children' novel, <Honest Truth> by Dan Gemeinhart.)
(The speaker got hit by a street gang and now he is in the bathroom to clean his face.)
I got all the blood off my face. I wiped until my face was clean .
I looked better. But not that much.
And all the while, I thought about the money that wasn't in my pocket. And the food that wasn't in my belly.
And the hurt that was all over me.
I didn't cry. But I may as well have.
It means my current situation or circumstances are exactly the same as if I had cried.
Last edited by probus; 22-Apr-2015 at 05:36.