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What major event happens in this chapter 4 of The Outsiders?
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The most important event in chapter four of The Outsiders occurs at the park when Johnny and Ponyboy are attacked by a group of Soc boys. The Socs' unofficial leader, Bob, threatens that Ponyboy needs to wash his greasy hair, and the boys proceed to dunk Ponyboy in the fountain. Ponyboy blacks out during the attack, and when he comes to, he realizes that Johnny has stabbed and killed Bob with his switch blade. The attack in the park and Bob's murder changes the direction of the novel, forcing Johnny and Ponyboy to flee their hometown and hide out in the abandoned church in Windrixville.
Posted by lentzk on April 4, 2013 at 5:35 PM (Answer #1)
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