In Chapter 14, Dill runs away from his home in Meridian to Maycomb, where he hides underneath Scout's bed. When Jem and Scout are heading to bed, Scout accidentally steps on Dill. Scout initially thinks that she stepped on a snake and calls Jem to inspect underneath her bed. Much to Jem and Scout's surprise, Dill crawls out from underneath the bed. Dill then explains to Jem and Scout how he managed to run away. After Jem hears Dill's story, Jem tells Dill, "You oughta let your mother know where you are" (Lee 86). When Jem gets up and leaves the room to tell Atticus that Dill ran away from home, Scout writes, "Then he rose and broke the remaining code of our childhood" (Lee 86). The remaining "code" of their childhood refers to Scout's sibling trust. Scout feels betrayed by Jem, who decides to tell their father that Dill ran away. Fortunately, Atticus handles the situation and allows Dill to spend the night at their home.