Point of View: Atticus
Where did Scout and the others come from? They shouldn't be out at night, especially in a place like this. These men aren't the type to communicate or reason. I tried to keep a composed face as the situation started getting more intense. I told Walter to go back home before Heck Tate shows up. Another man in the crowd responded saying how he probably won't be back 'til morning time. I stared into the crowd, waiting for some helpful miracle to happen. Then out of nowhere, Scout emerges from the bodies in the crowd with a very cheerful "H-ey, Atticus." I had a flash of fear radiating into Scout, hoping that she would realize this wasn't a place for children. I tried convincing Jem to go home with Scout and Dill, but that boy just stood there adamant about his decision. Scout saw Mr. Cunningham in the crowd and went up to him, trying to make conversation. Walter had no reaction and sort of looked uncomfortable. The next thing I knew, Walter squatted down next to Scout, said something, and then told his mob to clear out. How it only took a child to make a group of men come back to their moral senses is an enigma to me.
Scene 4: BOB EWELL ATTACK'S