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To Kill a Mockingbird: Chapter 9-10 summary
Transcript of To Kill a Mockingbird: Chapter 9-10 summary
Gastric- Having to do with the stomach.
Ringworm- Contagious skin disease caused by fungus
Still- apparatus used for making alcoholic liquors
Atticus, Scout says, is somewhat older than most of the other fathers in Maycomb. His relatively advanced age often embarrasses his children—he wears glasses and reads, for instance, instead of hunting and fishing like the other men in town. One day, however, a mad dog appears, wandering down the main street toward the Finches’ house. Calpurnia calls Atticus, who returns home with Heck Tate, the sheriff of Maycomb. Heck brings a rifle and asks Atticus to shoot the animal. To Jem and Scout’s amazement, Atticus does so, hitting the dog with his first shot despite his considerable distance from the dog. Later, Miss Maudie tells Jem and Scout that, as a young man, Atticus was the best shot in the county—“One-shot Finch.” Scout is eager to brag about this, but Jem tells her to keep it a secret, because if Atticus wanted them to know, he would have told them.
Summary of chapter 9
Cecil Jacobs calls Atticus a "Nigger lover" and Scout almost fights him. Atticus has to defend Tom Robinson, a man who is accused of raping a white woman. Later, Atticus's family comes to visit.