"We were nearly to the road when I felt Jem's hand leave me, felt him jerk backwards to the ground. More scuffling, and there came a dull crunching sound and Jem screamed," (301)
Ewell finally makes his move, but not on Atticus- on his children. On their way back home from a Halloween pageant, Ewell attacks the children.
Boo Radley's Appearance
Boo Radley interjected and stabbed Ewell, saving the children. However, Atticus believes that Jem did it and argues with the sheriff, who claims that Ewell fell on his knife to kill himself. The sheriff convinces Atticus that Jem was innocent.
"Why there he is, Mr. Tate, he can tell you his name," (309)
"Who was it?" (309)
"He was still leaning against the wall...as I gazed at him in wonder the tension slowly drained from his face. His lips parted into a timid smile, and our neighbor's image blurred with my sudden tears," (310)
Scout suddenly sees what Atticus meant about not making fun of Boo Radley that summer. She cannot judge someone until she had walked in their shoes.
"Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them," (323)
"An' they chased him, 'n' never could catch him 'cause they didn't know what he looked like, an' Atticus, when they finally saw him, why he hadn't done any of those things... Atticus he was real nice," (323)