I looked from his hands to his sand-stained khaki pants; my eyes traveled up his thin frame to his torn denim shirt. His face was as white as his hands, but for a shadow on his jutting chin. His cheeks were thin to hollowness; his mouth was wide; there were shallow, almost delicate indentations at his temples, and his gray eyes were so colorless I thought he was blind. His hair was dead and thin, almost feathery on top of his head.

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 29. Scout, in describing Boo Radley, uses words that convey a very nontheatening person, in contrast to the monster figure of the children’s imagination earlier in the story.