What are the main events that happen in chapters 9 and 10 of the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton?

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The biggest event in chapter 9 is the rumble between the Greasers and the Socs. Ponyboy talks about all the preparation for the fight, both his own and in the empty lot with the Greasers and their friends. The Socs show up and the fight goes down. Even though they win the fight, Ponyboy and some of the other Greasers are hurt pretty badly. Dally grabs Ponyboy right after the fight and they rush to the hospital because Dally said that Johnny is dying. They get there just in time but Johnny could care less about winning the fight. He dies right after telling Pony to "stay gold."

In Chapter 10, Pony leaves the hospital and tries to walk home but is pretty dazed after getting kicked in the head in the fight. He eventually makes it home but even before he settles in they find out that Dally is on the run from the cops after robbing a liquor store so they rush out to try to hide him. Sadly, he decides he doesn't want to live and pulls a gun so the cops shoot him and kill him. Ponyboy passes out from the concussion and exhaustion and ends up sleeping in a haze for several days while Darry and Soda take care of him.