In "To Kill a Mockingbird", what are the physical characteristics of Boo Radley the night of Mr. Ewell's death?

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At the very end of chapter 29, Scout is in Jem's room and Sheriff Tate is asking her questions about the events of the evening.  She turns and points at Boo. 

"He was still leaning against the wall.  He had been leaning against the wall when I came inot the room, his arms folded across his chest.  As I pointed he brought his arms down and pressed thepalms of his hands against the wall.  They were white hands, sickly white hands that had never seen the sun, so white they stood out garishly against the dull cream wall in the dim light of Jem's room.  I looked from his hands to his sand-stained khaki pants; my eyes traveled up his thin frame to his torn denim shirt.  His face was as white as his hands, but for a shadow on his jutting chin.  His cheeks were thin to hollowness; his mouth was wide; there were shallow, almost delicate indentations at his temples, ahd his gray eyes were so colorless I thought he was blind.  His hair was dead and thin, almost feathery on top of his head."

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