Ponyboy was walking home from the movies when two Socs jumped him out of nowhere. Then one of the Socs pulled out a knife and cut him. But the two people said that they wanted to give Pony na haircut. After the Socs left, the other greasers came over and helped Pony.
In chapter 2 of the outsiders, Johnny is reminded of when he got beat up by 2 of the Socs in a blue mustang. He is reminded of that because a blue mustang roles by where the gang is and when it stops and people get out, Johnny is scared. Also, the person that punched Johnny had 3 rings on him. One person that gets out of the car is a person with 3 rings on him.
In chapter 3 Darry slaps Ponyboy because he comes home late. Pony comes home late because he accidentally fell asleep outside. Pny comes home at 2 am and Darry is reading a newspaper. Darry is mad because he did not know where he was and Darry got so mad that he slapped Pony. After that, Ponyboy goes back outside and walks to the park and back to see if he feels better. Then he goes back inside and sleeps inside.