reporters come into the hospital waiting room, and Ponyboy answers their questions. Afterward, the doctor explains to Ponyboy and his brothers that Dallas will be okay within a few weeks
The nurses won't let Ponyboy and Two-Bit see Johnny. He tells them that Tim Shepard, the leader of a big Greaser gang, stopped by to see him on his way to visit Dallas. Pony asks Two-Bit to go buy him a copy so he can read it to Johnny.
the rumble happens and rhen darry runs a red. A policeman stops them, but Ponyboy feigns an injury, and the officer gives them an escort to the hospital. Ponyboy and Dally find Johnny dying. Johnny moans that fighting is useless