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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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To Kill A Mockingbird

When Scout is six years old she meets Dill who is visiting his aunt there in Maycomb for the summer. Scout and her brother Jem play with Dill and try to figure out ways to catch a glimpse of their weird neighbor Boo Radley. Boo is mysterious to them because he always stays in the house and they have never seen him before.

After the summer is over, school is about to start and Dill goes back home to

Mississippi. This is Scouts first year of school and on her first day she gets into trouble with the teacher because she already knows how to read and write, and gets into a fight with Walter Cunningham. While walking home from school one day Scout finds a stick of gum in a hole in a tree by the Radley’s yard. Later on Scout and Jem find more gifts in the tree, but then suddenly Mr. Radley fills the hole with cement and the gifts stop.

After school is over Dill comes back to Maycomb. Scout, Jem, and Dill continue

to try to get Boo to come out of the house, but with no luck. Then they decide that on

Dill’s last night in Maycomb they would crawl under the fence in the back yard of the

Radley place and take a peek into one of the windows. This plan backfires when Mr.

Radley comes out with a shot gun and fires into the air. While running away from Mr.

Radley Jem gets his pants caught while trying to get back under the fence and has to slip

out of them to get away. Later that night he goes back for his pants and find them folded over the fence and roughly mended.

That following winter Maycomb had its first snow since 1885. At first Scout

thought that the earth was ending, she had never seen snow before. Scout and Jem made

a snow man that looked exactly like Mr. Avery. During that cold spell Mrs. Radley dies,

and Miss Maudies house burns down. While Scout and Jem are standing in the street

keeping their distance from the burning house, someone wraps a towel around Scout. She

doesn’t even notice the towel until Atticus asks where she got it. They suspect the Boo

Radley gave it to her.

A little after that Scout and Jem find out that their father is defending Tom
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