The trial for Bob's death was nothing like Ponyboy thought it would be. There were only the Curtis brothers, Randy's family and Cherry's family. Nothing exciting happened like in the shows. The judge asked about Pony's life with Darry and aquitted him.
Pony was obviously sick, he started running into things, tripping over the coffee table, and losing things. He also quit eating and started struggling in school.
Ponyboy's teacher was bothered by how Pony was messing up in English. He told him if he came up with a good semester theme he would pass him with a C grade.
Pony, Two-bit, and Steve were in the parking lot of a store when 3 Socs came up to them. Before they could say much, Pony broke a bottle and shood them away. Two-bit told Pony not to get tough. Stay how he is.
When Pony got home, he tried to write his theme. He tried to write about his parents, but he couldn't. His brothers were worried about his school work. Darry and Pony got in a fight. They tried to bring Soda into it. Soda yelled at them and told them its hard to always be the middle man.
Pony finally decided to write about the lives of him and the people around him. He sat down and started writing it. He started it off with, " When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home...