Chapters 29 & 30
After Dr. Reynolds came and examined Jem and Tate showed up, Scout realized that the man that had saved them was Arthur Radley. Atticus started to sort out the legal affairs with Mr. Tate by saying that Jem could get cleared for stabbing Mr. Ewell because it was self defense but Heck kept insisting that Mr. Ewell fell on the knife himself and that Jem hadn’t stabbed him. Even if it had been Jem he said he had never heard of it being a crime for a citizen to do whatever he could to preventing a crime from happening. But when he said this he wasn’t talking about Jem, he was talking about Arthur Radley. He knew he was the one who had actually stabbed Ewell but he wasn’t going to put an innocent man away for doing something that had to be done. He wasn’t about to kill a mockingbird.