Dally, Ponyboy, and Johnny are all eating out for lunch. Important events happen like Dally telling Johnny and Pony that Cherry is their spy. Also, Johnny talks about how he wants to turn himself in
Dally, Pony, and Johnny go past the church and see that it is on fire. Dally doesn't want the kids to get hurt, so he tells them to stay in the car. However, Ponyboy and Johnny think they caused the fire, so they go and help.
Shivering and shaking, Johnny and Ponyboy help get the kids out of the building safely. Ponyboy is happy that they have done the right thing.
The building starts to collapse from all the flames. Ponyboy just makes it out the window, but Dally slaps his back because there was fire on it. Johnny is almost out but gets hit by a piece of wood from the ceiling and gets hurt.
The kids are hurt and are quickly rushed to hospital.
While Darry is usually as hard as a rock,he started crying because he didn't want to lose Pony after he already had his parents were already killed.