To Kill a Mocking Bird

‘Having been so accustomed to his absence, I found it incredible that he had been sitting beside me all this time, present. He had not made a sound.’

Ghosts are often portrayed as quite creatures that rarely make their presence known. Boo is rather like this and he seems to have a knack for appearing unexpectedly. Although he had been present around the children under different circumstances, he has always made his presence unknown. Here Scout states how quiet he is and his ability to remove himself from a situation allowing him to become forgotten and in turn, leaving his presence unknown.