To Kill a Mockingbird Summaries 1-10

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Chapter 1 TKAM
· The chapter opens with the introduction of the narrator, Scout Finch, her older brother Jem, and their friend and neighbor, Dill
· her brother Jem breaking his arm.
· She launches into a brief family history, beginning with her grandfather, Simon Finch.
· Scout tells of her days living on the main street with Atticus and Jem, along with cook, Calpurnia, Their mother passed away when Scout was two, and she hardly remembers her.
· Scout then recalls meeting Dill, a seven-year-old boy from Mississippi who lives next door to the Finch’s place, who spends every summer in Maycomb with his aunt.
· The Radley house is described as broken and decaying. A “baseball hit into the Radley yard was a lost ball no questions asked.” Mr.
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Chapter 6 TKAM
· On a warm summer night that is Dill’s last in Maycomb for the year, the three children decide to go for a walk. Jem wants to take a peek inside Boo Radley’s house. They sneak into the Radley’s backyard, which Scout finds to be “uninviting.”

Chapter 7 TKAM
· The school year once again rolls around, and Scout is in the second grade. The only good thing, she notes, is that now she and Jem are out at the same time and can walk home together.
· On the way home, Jem admits to Scout that when he went back to get his pants that night, “they were folded across the fence…like they were expectin’ me.” Additionally, they had been sewn up and mended. The two become suspicious that someone knows where they are, and what they are thinking at any given moment. As they pass the knot-hole in the Radley tree (the place where Scout has found the gum and pennies), they spot a ball of twine. This time, instead of taking it, they leave it for a few days to see if anyone else knows of the spot. Two days pass, and it is still there, so Jem takes it.
· The next week, in the same spot, they find a whole pack of chewing gum, and