To Kill A Mockingbird Summary of Chapter 30
Scout is shocked to find she is looking at Boo Radley after all these years of mystery. They all move to the porch to discuss what happened, and Heck Tate insists that Ewell fell on his own knife. Atticus, believing that Jem stabbed Ewell, will not allow Tate to cover up what happened. Tate continues to insist, but Atticus won't allow the sheriff to lie for his son. Tate implies that Boo was the one who stabbed Ewell, and he will not force Boo into the town's limelight.