Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad.

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 31. Scout looks back on the childhood and Boo Radley’s gifts to the children with sadness and compassion. She knows that Boo is a friend and neighbor, not the boogeyman she was first told he was by Jem and Maycomb gossip Miss Stephanie Crawford.