They were drowning you, and they were going to beat me up.
You really killed him, didn't you.
One time, Soda and his buddies were playing football, and he found Johnny on the ground covered in blood. Apparently, Johnny had been jumped by a group of Socs.
Ponyboy, the main character, and Johnny were on a walk to the park when they are jumped again by the same Socs before. Since Johnny was going to be beaten up, and Pony was being drowned, Johnny stabbed Bob, who was the semi-leader of his group.
Johnny and Pony ran away from home, and hid in an abandoned church. When they came back to the church, after getting food with their friend Dally, the church was on fire. Apparently, kids were inside, so Pony and Johnny went to go save them, but Johnny was hit by burning wood. Dally ran to pull him out.
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Johnny's injuries were so severe, that his body shut down. Pony broke down and sobbed, and Dally was angrily upset and stormed out.
Around the end of the book, Pony and his friends are questioned in court. The judges decide that Ponyboy is innocent, and he can stay with his brothers.
Ponyboy Curtis is not guilty!
My favorite part is when Steve and Two-Bit are tossing an egg around Pony's kitchen while Darry and Soda are asleep. They are all messing around and being funny.