As punishment, Jem must go to her house every day for a month and read to her. Scout waits for him to come back, and is very afraid that something will happen to him while he is out, or that Atticus will catch him and discover that he is not at home. Dubose can't be held responsible for her actions. Atticus gives Jem a box that Mrs. Atticus does not want them playing cards, but they say they were not using cards - they were only using matches. Dubose wants him to come over every day except Sunday to read to her.
The kids ask if she's all right, but she doesn't answer. Chapter 16 -Everybody is gathering around for the trial. Jack promises and keeps his word. When the children return to the street, they see a large crowd gathered in front of the Radley house. Chapter Seven Shortly after the school year starts again, just a few days after Jem and Scout had their big adventure.
Jem finally admits to Scout what happened the night he went back for his pants. The dog stopped in front of the Radley house, and Heck was afraid that if he shot and missed, the bullet would go into the house and the dog would attack. She and her older brother, Jem, live with their father, Atticus, the local lawyer, and their cook, Calpurnia, close to downtown Maycomb. Dubose, Atticus surprises them by coming in. With that, she joins them. The trio sneaks to the house in the dark. That night, Alexandra tries to talk Atticus into firing Calpurnia.
The next prize is an old pocket watch that doesn't run. Chapter 18 -Mayella Ewell testifies by saying that she told Tom Robinson to come inside to fix up a dresser, and then he raped her. Atticus Is Good at Something! Jem asks Nathan Radley why cement was poured in the tree, and he explains that the tree is ill and needed it. Atticus told Jem that he wanted him to just shoot tin cans but that he knew he would go for birds. One Saturday not long after that, Scout and Jem were playing outside when Jem noticed that old , the liver-colored dog who belonged to a man from the Southern edge of town, was acting strangely. They play sports and do other things, but Atticus just reads. Their view of their father changes when they see him shoot a mad dog.
Scout waited for Jack to betray her trust and he never did. Instead, her son, who can read, sings out a line of a hymn and the crowd repeats it. They're all related by blood or marriage to everyone in town, so it's a close-knit group to say the least. Atticus tells Scout that it was Boo Radley who placed the blanket around her. Since the Radleys are not listed in the phone book, Calpurnia bravely runs to their front door and calls a warning into their house. She lowered her fist then walked away and felt proud of her conviction despite being called a coward.
When Dill arrives for the summer two days later the group resumes their obsession with Boo Radley. Cal ran to their house and banged on the door warning them, but there was no response. It becomes very apparent in this section that Jem is becoming further distanced from Scout in terms of growing up. Miss Maudie tried to ease Scout's disillusionment, but in her mind, Atticus was just an old man. Uncle Jack asked if Scout still hated him and Scout politely asked him to leave. She appears to be in some sort of fit. When he opens it he finds a camellia.
She fails to recognize that issues of race are at play. Atticus arrives with the town sheriff, Heck Tate. There was a knock at her door and when Uncle Jack made it known that it was him she told him to go away. Atticus, the Boring Old Man? Cal and Miss Maudie both agree with Atticus that killing a mockingbird is a sin. After bandaging Scouts hand, Uncle Jack went downstairs and talked to Atticus; Scout listened in.
Jem and Scout watch in awe and fear, so taken with the scene that they do not realize that someone has places a blanket around Scout. She leaves Jem a single white camellia flower. Chapter 10 -Atticus gets Jem and Scout air rifles for Christmas, and he tells them that it is a sin to kill mockingbirds. Several days after Dill's appearance, a group of men shows up at Atticus' house-including the sheriff- with news that Tom Robinson is being transferred to another jail. After he was done talking to Uncle Jack about how Scout should be strong Atticus yelled up the stairs for Scout to go to bed.
It's humiliating for Scout and Jem to watch their friends' dads play, knowing that their own dad is on the sidelines. The members of First Purchase Church-an all black church-are generally very inviting to Scout and Jem. Nathan finding them the next morning and turning him in. Jem tells Scout not to worry about it and to stop pestering Aunt Alexandra. The children hate her until the moment Atticus explains her bravery to them.