Things sure are going down between the Socs and Greasers back at h-
EXCUSE ME, WHAT?!
OH NO, some kids are missing inside the church
At the dairy queen, Dally is talking to Pony and Johny about how it is back at home after Johny Killed Bob. Johny Can't handle being on the run his whole life so he decided to turn himself in to the police.
Johny has broken his back and has third degree burns.
After driving back from the dairy queen, Dally noticed that the church has started to roast like a camp fire for an unknown reason. Dally tried to keep Pony and Johny in the car but they left to investigate. There were plenty of people surrounding it with kids and adults.
The adults had no Idea how the fire had started but they had come for a picnic with a class of children. Then one of the adults noticed a few missing children then realized they were in the flaming church. Johny and Pony decided to help the kids get out, by going in and dropping them out the non burnt windows to keep the kids from burning alive.
I don't know what I'd do if i lost you like mom and dad!
He really cares about me.
Pony had keeled from smoke inhalation and Johny was knocked unconscious by a falling wooden board in the burning church and broke his back and had serious third degree burns, and Dally was also hurt, they are all on their way to the hospital in ambulances.
Johny is still and seemingly lifeless on his stretcher at the hospital pale and sick looking . Just seeing Johny this way made PonyBoy completely sick. But it was worth to do the right thing and save the kids from burning.
PonyBoy finally gets to see Sodapop and ad Darry after thinking he would spend the rest of his life on the run. PonyBoy finally understands that the horrible cold hearted person he thought Darry was was actually a person who was kind and cared about his well being very much.