Shuffle foot had not stopped with us this time. His trousers swished softly and steadily. Then they stopped. He was running, running toward us with no child’s steps.
“Run, Scout! Run! Run!” Jem screamed.
I took one giant step and found myself reeling: my arms useless, in the dark, I could not keep my balance.
“Jem, Jem, help me, Jem!”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 28. This passage is full of suspense and heightened tension, as the author through hints and clues rather than direct statements, tells about Bob Ewell’s pursuit of and attack on Scout and Jem.