Ponyboy is walking home from the movie theatre by himself. He saw that a red Corvair was following him, so he decided to walk faster. He only had two blocks left until he got home. Then, five Socs got out of the car. The one even had a switchblade.
Dally came back to the two girls, and gave them each a soda. Cherry threw the soda in his face, while Marcia took the soda. Dally stormed away after Johnny told him to go away. Then, the two girls invited Pony and Johnny to sit next to them.
Ponyboy goes back home after falling alseep in the lot with Johnny. Darry gets mad at him because of two reasons: 1. It's past his curfew. 2. Darry and Soda couldn't call the cops because Soda and Pony would get thrown into a boys' home. Darry yells at Soda causing Pony to yell at Darry. Then, Darry hits Ponyboy, and Ponyboy runs away.