“Well, Atticus, I was just sayin’ to Mr. Cunningham that entailments are bad an’ all that, but you said not to worry, it take a long time sometimes…that you all’d ride it out together…” I was slowly drying up, wondering what idiocy I had committed. Entailments seemed all right enough for livingroom talk.

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 15. By talking in a very personal way to Walter Cunningham during a tense confrontation, Scout manages to humanize the mob intent on killing Tom Robinson, of which Cunningham is leader. She shows great courage here.