Ponyboy and Johnny get beat up by a group of Socs. The leader Bob tells them to wash there hair and cut it.
The Socs continue to beat up Ponyboy and drowning him in the fountain. Johnny is standing by, and is forced to do murder one of the Socs. The rest run of the Socs runway and Ponyboy falls unconscious.
Ponyboy and Johnny arrive at a lost church. Both struggle to fit into the country environment. Once Johnny comes back from getting supplies he cuts and bleaches both of their hair. Since they do not fit in with the country environment.
A couple of days later Dally arrives with a letter saying that the Socs are angry about Bobs murder. And the police has questioned many people. Really quickly Johnny gets scared and wants to go back home and admit to his crime.
When Dally, Ponyboy, and Johnny leave the church catches on fire. Sodapop knowing Johnny h thinks that he was the one to start the fire. A crie from one of the adults saying that some children are missing make Ponyboy run into the blazing church.
Ponyboy wakes up in an ambulance by him is one of the school teachers. The school teacher informs him that he was burned a little but while Dally was saving him he was severly injured.