Chapter 29

Everyone was surprised and shocked to hear that Bob Ewell was dead. He had been the one who attacked Scout and Jem as they were coming home from the Halloween play. Mr. Tate, the sheriff, asked Scout to tell him what happened that night. Mr. Tate said the costume Scout had on that night protected her and probably saved Scout’s life. Atticus and Mr. Tate talked about Bob Ewell and how he was so bad to try to hurt children. They said he was too much of a coward to try to hurt Atticus. Scout was explaining how someone that night had carried Jem into the house after being attacked by Bob Ewell. Mr. Tate asked who it was. Scout pointed to a man standing in a corner of the room. He was a tall, very pale man. Scout recognized who it must have been-Boo Radley!