The kids followed Atticus out of the house to go and see where he was going.
*whispers* What's he doin' Jem?
The Sarum Gang has arrived to get Tom Robinson out of the jail. "In ones and twos, men got out of the cars. Shadows became substance as lights revealed solid shapes moving toward the jail door."
He in there, Mr.Finch?
*continues to talk in a whisper*
He is, and he's asleep. Don't wake him up.
The hell he is, Heck's bunch's so deep in the woods they won't get out till mornin'.
Indeed? Why so?
"Thought about it, but didn't believe it. Well then, that changes things, doesn't it?"
Called'em off on a snipe hunt. Didn't you think a'that, Mr.Finch
You can turn around and go home again Walter. Heck Tate's around somewere
This was the second time I heard Atticus ask that question in two days, and it meant somebody's man would get jumped. This was too good to miss. I broke away from Jem and ran as fast as I could to Atticus.