In Chapter 1, Ponyboy was walking from a movie he watched at the movie theater. He noticed that a few Socials, The Greasers rival group was following him. The Socials get out of their blue mustang, and start attacking Pony. Darry notices and runs to Pony, and saves him. Darry, ends up being rough on Pony, so Pony tells him to stop, and they both go home.
In Chapter 2, Ponyboy, Dally, Two-bit, and Johnny all sneak into a Movie. All of them meet two girls from Johnny, and Pony's school. Their names are Cherry, and Marcia they are dating Socials. Dally keeps bothering them so Johnny, and Pony tell Dally to stop bothering them. Throughout the whole night, Johnny, and Pony spend time with the girls.
In Chapter 3, Ponyboy, and Johnny accidentally falls asleep. When he wakes up it is around 12:00 in the morning. Darry wanted Ponyboy to be home before 10:00pm. Pony already knows that he is in big trouble when he gets home. Johnny doesn't have to worry about anything. When he arrives at his house, he sneaks in the house "quietly". Darry catches him, and slap's him. Pony runs off, and Darry is yelling for Pony to come back.
Johnny, meets Ponyboy again, the same night Ponyboy gets slapped by Darry. Ponyboy tells Johnny that he notices, the Socials surrounding the park they are sleeping in. 2 Socials try to kill Ponyboy by drowning him, and Johnny kills Bob the head social. Bob is now dead. Johnny, and Pony do not know what to do.
Ponyboy, and Johnny are in the car with Dally. They both run out, and see a church on fire. Almost all of the adults are yelling that some kids are stuck in the church. Pony, and Johnny both run in the church, and end up saving the kids. Johnny gets seriously hurt, and Dally slap's Ponyboy on the back.
A..A...A FIRE BROKE OUT, AND THERE ARE KIDS IN THERE!!!
Yea, What happend here?
Dally had drove off with the car. He leaves Ponyboy to walk home, and when he arrives at the grocery store, Darry gets a call. Dally just robbed a grocery store and they've got to help him! When they get to the lot, Dallas is running in with the police following him, with his unloaded gun in his hand. Dally turns to the cops, guns raised, then in a bluff Dally gets shot. Ponyboy knows as he crumples to the ground that Dally, himself wanted to die. Dally got what he wanted.