Jem and Dill decide to sneak over to Boo Radley's place. Scout decides to go along.
Jem, Atticus said we shouldn't!
Shut up or go home, Scout!
Suddenly, they see the shadow of a man with a hat, and they begin to run away! They run towards the schoolyard and hear the sound of a shotgun behind them.
Jem gets his pants caught on the fence beside the school but decides to leave them behind when he hears the shadowed man getting closer!
Oh no! My Pants!!!!
Jem, come on! He's coming!
The children return home, where they encounter a collection of neighborhood adults, including Atticus, Miss Maudie, and Miss Stephanie Crawford, the neighborhood gossip. Miss Maudie informs them that Mr. Nathan Radley shot at “a Negro” in his yard. Miss Stephanie adds that Mr. Radley is waiting outside with his gun so he can shoot at the next sound he hears. When Atticus asks Jem where his pants are,
Mr. Radley shot at somebody in his yard!
Mr. Radley is waiting outside with his gun to shoot at the next sound!
Jem, where are your pants?
Dill quickly jumps to Dill's rescue and tells Atticus that they were playing strip poker.. Alarmed, Atticus asks them if they were playing cards. Jem responds that they were just playing with matches.
We were playing strip poker! I won them off of him!
Later that night, Jem returns to get his pants. Jem comes back and refuses to talk about what happened, though he is clearly shaken up. They both have trouble falling asleep that night.