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“Hush a minute, Scout,” he said, pinching me.
We walked along silently. “Minute’s up,” I said. “Whatcha thinkin‘ about?” I turned to look at him, but his outline was barely visible.
“Thought I heard something,” he said. “Stop a minute.”
"I said it more to convince myself than Jem, for sure enough, as we began walking, I heard what he was talking about. It was not my costume."
The children determine they're being followed:
"Our company shuffled and dragged his feet, as if wearing heavy shoes. Whoever it was wore thick cotton pants; what I thought were trees rustling was the soft swish of cotton on cotton, wheek, wheek, with every step."
Source(s): To Kill a Mockingbird