Dill was becoming something of a trial anyway, following Jem about. He had asked me earlier in the summer to marry him, then he promptly forgot about it…said I was the only girl he would ever love, then he neglected me. I beat him up twice but it did no good, he only grew closer to Jem. They spent days together in the treehouse plotting and planning, calling me only when they needed a third party.

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 5. As one friendship goes into decline – that of Scout and Dill – another one is born – Dill and Jem.