Things begin to settle down after the trial ends. Following a Halloween pageant, after which Scout cannot find her clothes in order to change out of her ham-shaped costume, she and Jem decide to take a short cut through the woods. Partway through the woods, Jem suspects that they are being followed. Suddenly, Jem is attacked and Scout is knocked to the ground. Unable to work her way out of the costume, she can only see a second person jumping in to drive off the attacker. By the time Scout frees herself from the ham, she sees someone carrying the unconscious Jem across the street to their house. Atticus puts Jem in bed and, after assuring himself that Scout in unharmed, he summons the doctor and the sheriff. Later, after Dr Reynolds (Hugh Sanders) confirms that Jem has a broken arm, Sheriff Tate (Frank Overton) arrives with the news that Bob Ewell (James Anderson), the drunkard father of Mayella, has been found in the woods with a kitchen knife in his ribs. Scout tries to recall what she saw but cannot tell who was the man who carried Jem home. Suddenly, she sees him hiding in the shadows behind the bedroom door, and realizes that it is Boo Radley. The sheriff decides that there has been enough senseless killing and, to protect the shy and reclusive Boo, concludes that Ewell fell on his own knife, and Scout agrees. 'It would be sort of like shooting a mockingbird, wouldn't it?' she says to Atticus. In the final scene, Scout walks Boo home then returns to sit with Atticus and wait for Jem to wake up.