Entry 1: Atticus Shoots Tim Johnson
Perspective: Atticus Finch
As Heck and I pulled up in front of my house, I just knew that he was going to ask me to take the shot. Tim Johnson was a ways down and Heck had very low confidence in his shooting, especially when the target is as far away as Tim was. Heck knows how good of a shot I had and I knew the minute he picked up his gun, he would hand it over to me to take Tim out of his confused misery. When Heck first asked me to take the shot, I was hesitant. First of all, I hadn’t shot a gun in many years and my vision is much worse than when I was a kid and second of all, I had an audience watching me which included my two kids, Jem and Scout, and Calpurnia. Neither my kids or Cal knew how good of a shot I once had. When I grabbed the gun, the motions I once used on every shot I took rushed back to me. I walked slowly and calmly out to the street, took off my glasses which were getting in the way, aimed right behind Tim’s shoulder, breathed in, squeezed the trigger, then breathed out. I couldn’t believe I got him after all these years of not shooting a gun. I could tell Jem and Scout were shocked but one way or another they were going to find out that I once had the best shot in Maycomb county, it was just a matter of time.
Entry 2: The Kids Visit Cal's Church