The Outsiders

How does dally join the rumble? What happens during the rumble and who wins? What does Johnny say to Ponyboy and why?

these questions are in chapters 8-9

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It looks like Dallas ran to the rumble. The Greasers handily beat the SOCS. Johnny tells Pony to "stay gold" which is a reference to the Robert Frost's poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay".

Johnny doesn't want Ponyboy to lose his innocence through senseless fighting; he wants Pony to do something with his life.