In chapter 6 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Dill and Jem decide to boldly enter the Radley yard. They have been extremely curious about Boo for awhile, but they yearn to learn more. They plan to peek in the windows in hopes of catching a glimpse of Boo. Scout is hesitant about their decision, but she reluctantly comes along. She goes "faster when [she sees] Jem far ahead beckoning in the moonlight."
The three children sneak into the Radley yard. Once they reach the porch, Scout and Jem hoist Dill up. He tries to peer through the window, but all he can see is the cloth from the curtains. They continue to sneak around the house until Scout notices a shadow. It is Mr. Radley, and the children run off. They escape through the back fence as Mr. Radley shoots a gun into the air.