Atticus has always been gentle, loving, and humble. At the time he was just my plain old dad, and I guess there’s nothing wrong with that, except for that he can’t even play football like all the other dads. One day there was a “mad dog” on the loose, as Cal said, and after me and Scout found it the whole town started going crazy. No one expected Atticus to do what he did next, especially me. After some hesitation, he just picked up the gun and shot the dog right on the spot. I couldn’t believe my own dad would do something as awesome as that! I instantly wondered how he hadn’t ever shot anything before, though my face remained solid and in awe. I understood why he hadn’t told anyone about his skill, and though Scout wanted to brag about it at school, I told her not to. It’s not like I didn’t want to too, but I just thought it would be wrong. At the end of the day, I don’t really care if Atticus can’t do anything special, because he’ll always be my dad.
4. Sneaking Around the radley house