Dill was off again. Beautiful things floated around in his dreamy head. He could read two books to my one, but he preferred the magic of his own inventions. He could add and subtract faster than lighting, but he preferred his own twilight world, a world where babies slept, waiting to be gathered like morning lilies.

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 14. Dill Harris has run away from home to be with his friends Scout and Jem. Highly intelligent, creative and sensitive, as revealed in this insightful description by Scout, he is also lonely. He dreams of a twilight world where children like him will be hugged and coddled and greatly loved, like the world he shares with the Finch childen.