As Jem went to shoot, Atticus and Miss Maudie explained that you should not shoot a mockingbird. Mockingbirds are innocent creatures that do not harm anyone. Then Tim Johnson, a mad dog, strolled through the neighborhood, Calpurnia called Atticus to tell him to come home. Atticus got a rifle and reluctantly shot the wild dog in one shot.
School slowly crept by for Jem and Scout. When the duo walked to school, they had to pass Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose’s house. She was a mean older woman who was ill. Jem dug up Mrs. Dubose’s camellia bushes because she said something unkind about Atticus. For his punishment, Scout and he were required to read to Mrs. Dubose for a month. Mrs. Dubose died of a morphine addiction a month after the kids stopped reading to her.
Dill was staying at the Finch household when Tom Robinson was moved to the Macomb County Jail. This sparked Atticus’s friends to come and talk to him outside his house. The next evening, Jem, Dill and Scout were walking around town. They found Atticus at the county jail. Scout kicked a man after he took Jem by the collar. The man was trying to get the kids out. Scout calmed the situation before it got out of