"'I -- it's like this, Scout,' he muttered. 'Atticus ain't ever whipped me since I can remember. I wanta keep it that way...We shouldn'a done that tonight. Scout'" (Lee 56).
"Jem stayed moody and silent for a week. As Atticus had once advised me to do, I tried to climb into Jem's skin and walk around in it: if I had gone to the Radley Place at two in the morning, my funeral would have been held the next afternoon. So I left Jem alone and tried not to bother him" (Lee 57).
Scout's a coward!
"Jem put his arm around me. 'Hush, Scout,' he said. 'It ain't time to worry yet. I'll let you know when'" (Lee 69).
"Jem seemed to have lost his mind. He began pouring out our secrets right and left in total disregard for my safety if not for his own, omitting nothing, knot-hole, pants and all" (Lee 72).
"It was the first time I ever walked away from a fight. Somehow, if I fought Cecil I would let Atticus down. Atticus so rarely asked Jem and me to do something for him, I could take being called a coward for him" (Lee 77).
"Jem said, 'I reckon if he'd wanted us to know it, he'da told us. If he was proud of it, he'da told us...Atticus is real old, but I wouldn't care if he couldn't do anything -- I wouldn't care if couldn't do a blessed thing'" (Lee 98-99).