"'Read it out loud, please, Atticus. It's real scary.'
'No,' he said. 'You've had enough scaring for a while. This is too — '
'Atticus, I wasn't scared.'
He raised his eyebrows, and I protested: 'Leastways not till I started telling Mr Tate about it. Jem wasn't scared. Asked him and he said he wasn't. Besides, nothin's real scary except in books.'
Atticus opened his mouth to say something, but shut it again. He took his thumb from the middle of the book and turned back to the first page. I moved over and leaned my head against his knee. 'H'rm,' he said. 'The Grey Ghost, by Seckatary Hawkins. Chapter One...'
I willed myself to stay awake, but the rain was so soft and the room was so warm and his voice was so deep and his knee was so snug that I slept."
ur To Kill a Mockingbird av Harper Lee