As Jem and Jean were walking back home from the school play, they get attacked. They do not know to run until the last moment, however it is too late. Jem gets tackled to the ground and while he is trying to break free, he breaks his elbow. Jean does not get hurt at all because of her ham costume, if she did not have that on, she would have been stabbed. Mr. Arthur comes in to help out, he does and it saves Jem and Jean's lives. While Jem is unconscious, Jean finally meets Boo Radley.