On Saturday night, a group of men including Mr. Heck Tate stop by the Finch household to talk to Atticus. They bring up the trial of Tom Robinson, as well as Heck Tate's qualms about moving Tom Robinson to the county jail. The men also come to warn Atticus about people potentially coming to the jail because of Tom Robinson being moved there. The children, Jem and Scout, peer curiously through the windows and eavesdrop.
A group of unnamed, threatening men meet Atticus, Jem, Dill, and Scout at the county jail where Tom Robinson is being held. The men are there to get to Tom Robinson and have no issues hurting Atticus or the kids to get what they want. After one of the men almost attacks Jem, Scout recognizes one of the men as Mr. Cunningham, and oblivious to the weight of the situation, she starts up a casual conversation with him. The bystanders are shocked by the turn of events, and the conversation quickly diffuses the situation.
Mr. Cunningham, having promised Scout that he will tell his son hello for her, leads the disgruntled group of men away. It is revealed that Mr. Underwood was watching their whole ordeal, with a shotgun in hand. He says that he had Atticus backed up the whole time. Jem, Dill, Scout, and Atticus leave the jail together.