Pony And Johnny In The Outsiders

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While the three brothers wait to hear how Dally and Johnny are doing, reporters and policemen come to the hospital to talk to them. Finally, the doctor comes out to talk to them.Dally is going to spend a few days in the hospital, so they can tend to his burned arm, but then he 'll be fine.But Johnny is "in critical condition", with a broken back and "third degree burns."Johnny might not live.Pony holds back the tears, trying to make himself believe that none of this is real. Pony 's the first one up the next morning and, after a shower, he goes into the kitchen to make eggs. Soon, Two-Bit and Steve come over, and Two-Bit seems really happy to see him.Two-Bit asks Pony what it feels like to be a hero, and shows Pony today 's newspaper and the…show more content…
Soda tells Pony that they 're planning a big party, after which there will be a rumble and the Greasers will run the Socs out of town.Pony asks if Sandy will be Soda 's date for the party, and everybody gets uncomfortable.When Sandy 's parents heard about Soda 's marriage proposal, they sent her to live with her grandmother.Darry and Soda leave for work, while Two-Bit stays behind with Pony, who does some cleaning to prepare for the social workers ' inspection of their home.Later, as they 're walking to the hospital, Pony realizes that a blue Mustang is following them.He wants to run away, but Two-Bit seems to think it 's safe.Randy Adderson and David, the guy who tried to drown Pony, are in the car.Pony gets into the car to talk with Randy, while Randy 's friends and Two-Bit wait for them.Randy tells them how surprised he is that Pony, Johnny, and Dallas saved those kids.He says wouldn 't have saved them, and he can 't believe Greasers would do something like that.Pony tells him that it doesn 't have to do with whether you 're a Greaser or not, but with who you are as a person.Randy says he 's tired of all the fighting.Bob was his best friend, and now he 's dead and Bob 's mother "has had a nervous breakdown".He says that Bob 's parents gave him too many things, and never forbade him from doing anything.Randy says that Bob did all those bad things in the hopes that his parents would care enough to try to stop him.Randy talks about Johnny being on the verge of death.He…show more content…
You 'll still be where you were before—at the bottom. And we 'll still be the lucky ones, with all the breaks".Randy says he 's planning to move away.Pony tells him that won 't change anything either.Randy says he knows that, but he has to leave. He can 't bring himself to fight in the rumble, but if he doesn 't, the others will say he 's a coward.Pony says he wishes he could help him, and that he knows that Randy would 've saved the kids from the burning building if he 'd been
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