When in The Outsiders do Ponyboy and Johnny cut their hair?

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Ponyboy and Johnny cut their hair near the beginning of chapter 5. In chapter 4 , Ponyboy and Johnny are attacked by a group of Socs. The Socs are drowning Ponyboy in a fountain, and Johnny stabs and kills Bob in order to save Johnny. Pony and Johnny are...

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Ponyboy and Johnny cut their hair near the beginning of chapter 5. In chapter 4, Ponyboy and Johnny are attacked by a group of Socs. The Socs are drowning Ponyboy in a fountain, and Johnny stabs and kills Bob in order to save Johnny. Pony and Johnny are scared of what might happen to them, so they seek advice from Dally. Dally helps the boys escape town and tells them where they can hide out in an abandoned church until the police investigation blows over. When chapter 5 begins, Ponyboy wakes up and realizes that Johnny isn't there with him. Johnny soon returns with food and supplies to change their hair color. Ponyboy is not happy about the situation, but Johnny explains that law enforcement is looking for them. Changing their appearance is critical for staying hidden.

Johnny sat down and pulled out his knife. "We're gonna cut our hair, and you're gonna bleach yours." He looked at the ground carefully. "They'll have our descriptions in the paper. We can't fit 'em."

Ponyboy reluctantly yields to Johnny's logic, and the boys cut their hair.

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In Chapter 5 on page 72, of the SPEAK Penguin Group edition, Ponyboy and Johnny cut their hair. After Johnny returns from the store with various items, Ponyboy spots a bottle of Peroxide and asks Johnny if he's thinking about bleaching their hair. Johnny explains to Ponyboy that it is imperative that they cut their hair, and Ponyboy bleaches his, in order to disguise their identity. He tells Ponyboy that the authorities have their descriptions, and if they want to remain unnoticed, they'll need to take this measure of precaution. Ponyboy laments about having to cut his hair. Ponyboy states that he has pride in his "tuff-looking" hair and says it is their greaser trademark. Johnny tells Ponyboy that they'll have to cut it anyway if they get caught, so they might as well go through with it. Johnny takes his razor and saws Ponyboy's long hair off, then bleaches it. Ponyboy is upset at his new haircut and believes his lighter, short hair makes him look like a pansy.

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