Ponyboy came home and Darry was made he was so late. Pony yelled and Darry hit him. Pony then ran off outside while Darry was yelling for him to come back. The theme is that you should figure things out before you just give up.
Ponyboy got Johnny and told him what happened. Johnny told him not to worry and they went to the park for a little while so Pony could calm down.
When Ponyboy and Johnny got to the park they sat down for a few minutes and then they saw a few soc's coming in their car. They got out of the car and started threatening Pony and Johnny.