What are some of the important events in Chapter 4 of The Outsiders?THE BOOK IS THE OUTSIDERS
Chapter Four of Susan E. Hinton's teen novel, The Outsiders, begins in the park where Ponyboy and Johnny have gone after Pony's fight with his brother, Darry. As the two boys wander near the fountain, the blue Mustang stops and five Socs walk toward them. They exchange insults--
"You know what a greaser is?" Bob asked. "White trash with long hair."
I felt the blood draining from my face. I've been cussed out and sworn at, but nothing ever hit me like that did. Johnnycake made a kind of gasp and his eyes were smoldering.
"You know what a Soc is? I said, my voice shaking with rage. "White trash with Mustangs and madras." And... I spit at them.
The Socs try to drown Ponyboy in the fountain, but Johnny pulls his switchblade and stabs Bob. When Pony awakes later, he finds Bob dead and Johnny sitting nearby.
The two boys head to Buck Merril's place, where they find Dallas Winston. Dally congratulates the boys--"Good for you"--and then he gives them a gun, cash and directions to a hiding place on Jay Mountain near Windrixville. After the two boys hop a freight train, they jump out near the town and get directions to an abandoned church on the mountain. The two boys flop on the cold, stone floor and fall asleep. Pony awakes the next morning, trying to conince himself that it was all a dream.