Winter comes quickly, bringing a rare snowstorm to Maycomb. Miss Maudie's house is ruined in a fire, and Scout has a rare encounter with Bo Radley without even knowing it.
Vocabulary All page numbers refer to the Warner Books Edition: December, 1982.
"For reasons unfathomable to the most experienced prophets in Maycomb county, autumn turned to winter that year (p. 68)."
"Jem and I were burdened with the guilt of contributing to the aberrations of nature...(p. 68)."
"...the neighborhood seldom saw her, except when she watered her cannas (p. 68)."
"He said Atticus was still touchous about us and the Radleys....(p. 68)."
"I did not wonder where Mr. Avery gathered his meteorological statistics...(p. 70)."
" 'Beautiful my hind foot! If it freezes tonight it'll carry off all my azaleas (p. 70)!' "
"Jem procured some peachtree switches from the back yard, plaited them....(p. 71).' "
" 'You've perpetrated a near libel here in the front yard (p. 72).' "
" 'You can't for around making caricatures of the neighbors (p. 72).' "
" '...erected an absolute morphodite in that yard (p. 72).' "
"Soft taffeta-like sounds and muffled scurrying sounds filled me with helpless dread (p. 73)."
"...the town fire siren wailed up the scale to a treble pitch...(p. 73)."
"Miss Maudie's tin roof quelled the flames (p. 75)."
" 'Why, I'll build me a little house and take me a couple of roomers and - gracious, I'll have the finest yard in Alabama. (p. 77).' "
" 'I don't know, Jem. Probably the flue in the kitchen (p. 77).' "
"...she still took a lively and cordial interest in Jem's and my affairs (p. 78).' "
Allusions All page numbers refer to the Warner Books Edition: December, 1982.
Mr. Avery said it was written on the Rosetta Stone that when children disobeyed their parents...the seasons would change (p. 68)."
" 'Hasn't snowed in Maycomb since Appomattox (p. 69).' "
Those Bellingraths'll look plain puny when I get started (p. 77).' "
" 'I'll make him a Lane cake (p. 78).' "