Jem went up and poked his head through the window. Suddenly a big, tall shadowy figure appeared. Dill noticed and put his hands on his face.
After Jem saw the figure we all began to round towards the fence. Then we heard gunshots.
The fence by the school yard- HURRY SCOUT!
Jem held the bottom wire; Dill and I rolled through and were halfway to the shelter of the schoolyard’s solitary oak when we sensed that Jem was not with us. We ran back and found him struggling in the fence, kicking his pants off to get loose.
He ran to the oak tree in his shorts.Safely behind it, we gave way to numbness, but Jem’s mind was racing:
We gotta get home they'll miss us.
Did he hit him?
Mr. Radley found a negro in his collard patch.
Where were you all, didn't you hear?
We were playing strip poker by yonder fishing pool.