List some quotes when Boo Radley killed Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird.

The killing of Bob Ewell by Boo Radley is told from Scout's point of view as it happened in To Kill a Mockingbird, and there are quotes in the latter part of chapter 28 that describe the attack. In the following chapter, the reader and Scout are made aware that it was Bob Ewell who was killed and that it was Boo who killed him.

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The tensions of this novel culminate in chapter 28, when Bob Ewell attacks Jem and Scout as they walk home after the school play. As the children walk through the dark, moonless streets of Maycomb, Scout finds herself quite encumbered by her ham costume and bare feet. At this point, Jem's suspicions rise as he gradually becomes aware that they are being followed. The children break into a run, but Scout cannot move fast while still wearing her ham costume.

Something crushed the chicken wire around me. Metal ripped on metal and I fell to the ground and rolled as far as I could, floundering to escape my wire prison. From somewhere nearby came scuffling, kicking sounds, sounds of shoes and flesh scraping the dirt and roots. Someone rolled against me and I felt Jem. He was up like lightning and pulling me with him but, though my head and shoulders were free, I was so entangled we didn't get far.

The children are clearly no match for Bob Ewell. Although he tries his best to defend his sister and himself, Jem is soon incapacitated, and Bob has Scout in his grasp. It is at this point, though unbeknownst to Scout, that Boo Radley comes to their rescue.

The scuffling noises were dying; someone wheezed and the night was still again. Still but for a man breathing heavily, breathing heavily and staggering. I thought he went to the tree and leaned against it. He coughed violently, a sobbing bone-shaking cough.

Although she does not see it with her eyes, in the darkness and confusion Scout has just heard another man fighting with and delivering the fatal blow against Bob Ewell. In this moment, Scout does not realize who her rescuer is.

At the end of the chapter, Sheriff Heck Tate comes to the house to find out what actually happened. Atticus is wondering who would do such a terrible thing as attack children. Tate comes back into the house after looking around and announces that

Bob Ewell's lyin' on the ground under that tree down yonder with a kitchen knife stuck up under his ribs. He's dead, Mr. Finch.

In chapter 29, Scout recounts the incident to her father and the sheriff. The man who rescued her is also standing in the room, but Scout does not recognize him at first. After examining him, it dawns on Scout who the strange man is.

A strange small spasm shook him, as if he heard fingernails scrape slate, but as I gazed at him in wonder the tension slowly drained from his face. His lips parted into a timid smile, and our neighbor's image blurred with my sudden tears.

"Hey, Boo," I said.

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The reclusive Boo Radley kills Bob Ewell to protect Scout and Jem.

When Boo Radley kills Bob Ewell, he does so in order to defend his precious children.  Boo Radley is a recluse who has befriended Scout and Jem over the course of the last few years because they are his neighbors, and because they are the only ones who actively tried to make friends with him.  He started by just leaving them gifts, such as the watch and soap dolls, or looking out for them, such as putting the blanket on Scout’s shoulders at the fire and sewing Jem’s pants.  However, his protection turned more pertinent when he noticed that a drunken Bob Ewell was following his children at the Halloween pageant.

Bob Ewell was angry at humiliated when Atticus proved that his daughter lied in accusing Tom Robinson of rape, hinted that Ewell himself was inappropriate with his daughter, and got Tom Robinson to say in open court that he felt sorry for Mayella.  The worst, of course, was that the jury actually deliberated.  Bob Ewell wanted revenge.  He decided to go after Atticus’s children in a drunken rage.

Scout is wearing a ham costume, and cant’ see much.  Jem is attacked first, and then Scout.  She has no idea what is going on when Jem tells her to run, and she tries but does not get far. 

He slowly squeezed the breath out of me. I could not move.  Suddenly he was jerked backwards and flung on the ground, almost  carrying me with him. I thought, Jem's up. (Ch. 28)

It was not Jem who rescued her though, it was Boo.  This is not revealed until much later.  When Scout is at home, she at first thinks Jem is dead.  She does not know what really happened until she sees Boo sitting in the corner.  She then tells her father what happened, putting the pieces together.

"Anyway, Jem hollered and I didn't hear him any more an' the next thing- Mr. Ewell was tryin' to squeeze me to death, I reckon... then somebody yanked Mr. Ewell down. (Ch. 29)

At first she points to Boo, saying, “Hey,” as casually as she can.  Then she stops pointing in case Atticus will scold her.  Atticus corrects her, telling her to call him “Arthur.”  Dr. Reynolds does not seem to skip a beat upon seeing him, and this surprises Scout, who has trouble imagining the mystical figure ever getting sick.

Heck and Atticus have a discussion about whether or not they should tell anyone what happened.  After all, Arthur Radley is a very private person.  He would not want anyone to know.

To my way of thinkin', Mr. Finch, taking the one man who's done you and this town a great service an' draggin' him with his shy ways into the limelight- to me, that's a sin. (Ch. 30)

It is better for everyone to say that Bob Ewell fell on his knife trying to attack the children, and leave Arthur Radley out of it.

Scout gets to play out one of her fantasies, and walk Boo Radley home.  She takes his hand as if he were a child.  He is pale and very insecure and soft-spoken, but he asks her to take him home, after stopping to make sure Jem is all right.  After walking Boo home, Scout notices something about Boo Radley.

Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough. (Ch. 31)

Just by standing on the porch, she understands why he protected her against Bob Ewell.  She sees her childhood through his eyes.

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