"He was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were bloodstained- if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time". .
This was the perception of Boo Radley from the one of the children in Maycomb County. Boo Radley is the ghost of Maycomb County, or so the children believe. Most children run when they pass in front of the Radley home, fearing that Boo Radley will come and get them. No one dared to walk by, or even come close to the Radley house at night. The Finch children did the same as all of the other children did; they ran past the house instead of walk past it and they dared not go near it at night. But one of the children couldn't help but be curious about Boo Radley, and that child was Jem Finch. Jem enjoyed telling his perceptions of Boo to his little sister Jean Louise Finch, who he calls Scout. Jem got most of his stories from the gossip of the town, Miss Stephanie Crawford, who claims to know it all. Miss Crawford told many stories of Boo. The more stories that Miss Crawford told the more and more Jem wished he could see Boo, just at least one time. One recognition of Boo, from Miss Stephanie Crawford was that he was crazy because he drove a pair of scissors into his father's leg. Boo was then locked up in the courthouse basement. When Boo was finally taken back by Mr. Radley, no one ever saw him again. One summer when the children were playing in their tree house, they noticed a little boy sitting in the garden. The boy's name was Dill. He was a seven year old, but was very small for his age. He soon befriended Jem and Scout and it didn't take long for Dill to hear about Boo Radley. Dill became most curious about Boo, when he finally went over the top.