Effect: Scout greets her nieghbor and helps dissolve an awkward situation that could have ended badly. (204-206) ""Hey, Mr. Cunningham." The man did not hear me, it seemed...My friendly overture had fallen flat... "Don
t you remember me, Mr. Cunningham? Im Jean Louise Finch. You brought us some hickory nuts one time, remember?"..."I go to school with Walter," I began again. "He
s your boy, aint he? Ain
t he, sir?" Mr. Cunningham was moved to a faint nod. He did know me, after all... Atticus had said it was polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in... He squatted down and took me by both shoulders. "Ill tell him you said hey, little lady," he said... "Let
s clear out," he called. "Lets get goin, boys."