A mob, which Atticus claims are friends, show up at the Finch's house. Without harming Atticus in any way, the mob strongly states their opinions about him defending Tom Robinson. They suggest for Atticus to stop doing so.
Scout and Jem quietly talk to each other about where Atticus may be, through their connecting rooms. Scout then tells Jem he isn’t looking for Atticus without her.
At the jail, a mob of strangers except the familiar face of Mr. Cunningham, almost attack Atticus. However, Jem, Dill, and Scout arrive at the scene, which put a halt on the mobs intentions.
Atticus immediately tells Jem to take Dill and Scout home, but Jem ignores his father's request. The trio stays at a stand still, trying to make more sense of their situation.
Scout runs into the mob protecting Jem and her father. She talks to Mr. Cunningham, forcing him to question why he was at the jail when he had a family to think about. So, Scout made Mr. Cunningham re-evaluate his actions and the mob leaves.
Atticus, Tom Robinson, and the trio are all relieved nothing turned for the worse. Then, when walking home, out of affection, Atticus rubbed the top of Jem's head.