When Scout follows Jem and Dill to Atticus she finds a large group of men speaking to him. Feeling a bit lost she looks around the crowd for someone she knew. That man was Mr.Cunningham, the father of one of her classmates from the first grade. She tries to converse with him about something she thought he would be interested in, his legal affairs, This only causes discomfort in him. Scout than talks to him about his son he nods but the conversation is one sided and Scout goes on about the troubles of entailment. She stops awkwardly when she realizes the entire group is listening.
After a moment of awkwardness from Scout, Mr.Cunningham finally speaks and tells her "I'll tell her you said hey, little lady"(Lee 154). He tells the rest of the men to clear out and they all leave in cars. Atticus, now with only Scout, Jem, Dill and Tom Robinson walks towards the cell to talk to Tom. Scout asks to go home.
After the men left the jailhouse and Atticus finishes talking with Tom, he gets up and takes his chair. Dill offers to carry it for him, this is the first time he talks all night. As Jem and Atticus walk under a street light on their way home, Scout expects Jem to get scolded for refusing to go home. Instead Atticus pats Jem on the head, his only sign of affection.