As Scout and Jem were leaving the pageant, ominous footsteps had followed them. Thinking it was Cecil Jacobs having frightened them prior they continued to proceed home.
The stalker persisted in following the pair. Jem yells at Scout to run, but in her metal mesh costume she loses her balance and falls. The stalker, Bob Ewell, attacks Scout but she is protected by her armour of wire.
Bob grabs ahold Jem's arm and breaks it leaving him unconcious. Scout regains balance and attempts to kick Bob with Bob failing to land stabs on her. Bob begins to choke Scout trapping her in her wire prison.
Nearly pitch black, Boo Radley attacks Bob with a kitchen knife and kills him stabbing his chest. Boo picks up Jem. Scout, unable to recognise who it was or what had happened quickly follows the man.
Boo carries the unconscious and broken armed Jem back home to Atticus as Scout follows behind. Scout, still unsure about who the saviour is.
The three of them arrive home to meet Atticus and Alexandra. Grateful Atticus takes Jem inside, calling the doctor promptly. Atticus stays up all night in Jem's room and he would be there when Jem woke up in the morning. All is good now, they are home.