The Church catches on fire as Johnny, Ponyboy, and Dally Winston return home.
Johnny and Ponyboy walk into the Church to find terrified children in the back of the church.
Johnny and Ponyboy suffer burns after rescuing the children from the church.
"I wasn't about to go through that flaming door, so I slammed a big ruck through the window and pulled myself in. It was a wonder I didn't cut myself to death, now that I think about it."
'We pushed open the door to the back room and found four or five little kids, about eight years old or younger huddled in a corner. One was screaming his head off, and Johnny yelled, 'Shut up! We're goin' to get you out!'"
"I leaped out the window and heard timber crashing and the flames roaring right behind me. I staggered, almost falling, coughing and sobbing for breath. then i heard Johnny scream, and as I turned to go back for him, Dally swore at me and clubbed me across the back as hard as he could, and I went down into a peaceful darkness."