“So it took an eight-year-old child to bring ’em to their senses, didn’t it,” said Atticus. “That proves something – that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they’re still human. Hmp, maybe we need a police force of children…you children last night made Walter Cunningham stand in my shoes for a minute. That was enough.”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 16. An admiring Atticus Finch on how his courageous young daughter, with her innocent wisdom, managed to turn back the carloads of men who arrived in a mob to lunch Tom Robinson. And did it with some simple personal words to mob leader Mr. Cunningham about his son.