Johnny and Ponybody decide that is would be better off if they turned themselves in. They wouldn't mention Dally and hopefully they would be good to Johnny because of his clean record. But Dally doesn't want them to do that he cares to much about Johnny and doesn't want Johnny to turn into himself after prison.
Johnny, Ponyboy and Darry are driving home and they see the church, it's on fire. Dally was so shocked that he slammed on the breaks and just stopped in the road. Ponyboy and Johnny jump out of the car to check out what is happening even though Dally said no. A bunch of kids were playing around the church with two adult chaperons. Some of the kids were missing and still in the church.
Ponyboy and Johnny decide theys started the fire so they need to help the kids. They gallantly run to the church door but its covered in flames. They break the window and crawl in. Jerry tries to get in too but is to fat to get through. Suprisingly Ponyboy isn't apprehensive. They run around searching for the kids.
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Ponyboy finds the children in the the back corner of a room. Him and Johnny break the window and one by one throw the kids out the window. Johnny looks like he is having the time of his life. Crash! The timbers fell. Exhuasted and hot, Ponyboy ran to the front door. He turns to find Johnny but before he can think he gets slapped in the back by Dally and everything turns black.
Ponyboy wakes up and he is inside of an ambulance with Jerry next to him. Johnny and Dally are in the ambulance right behind him. The reason why Dally hit Ponyboy was because Ponyboy's back was covered in flams. Dally's jacket saved Ponyboy. Dally should be okay although he burned his arm pretty bad dragging Johnny out thd window. A piece of burning timber hit Johnny in the back, it might be broken. He was also burned pretty severley.
Ponyboy, Darry, and Sodapop reunite at the hospital. This event is important because its the reuniting of the family. It also contradicts what Ponyboy thught about Darry. He believed that Darry was a cold mean person who didn't care about Ponyboy. Instead Darry cares about Ponyboy a lot.