“Read it out loud, please, Atticus. It’s real scary.”
“No,” he said. “You’ve had enough scaring for a while. This is too – ”
“Atticus, I wasn’t scared.”
He raised his eyebrows, and I protested: “Leastways not till I started telling Mr. Tate about it. Jem wasn’t scared. Asked him and he said he wasn’t. Besides, nothin’s real scary except in books.”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 31. Scout asks Atticus to read a scary book aloud to her. When Atticus tries to refuse saying she’s had enough scaring, Scout protests that she was not scared while Bob Ewell was attacking Jem and herself with a knife.