Summary Of Ponyboy's Escape From 'The Outsiders'

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Ponyboy is restricted to bed rest for a week after he wakes up from his concussion. Randy arrives at the house to talk to Ponyboy and behaves intensely. Not thinking of what Ponyboy has suffered, Randy says he is worried about being associated with the violence. Ponyboy becomes detached and depressed. His grades suffer, he loses memory, and appetite, and he resumes fighting with Darry. The next day, when a group of Socs accosts him, he threatens them with a broken bottle, saying he refuses to take any more of their intimidation. That night as Ponyboy and Darry fight about Ponyboy’s grades, Sodapop runs out of the house, upset that Sandy has returned a letter he wrote her unopened. Ponyboy looks at Johnny’s copy of Gone with the Wind. He finds

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