Scout’s brother Jem broke his arm when he was 13. Jem’s arm never heals, but it doesn’t affect his ability to play Football, which is fine with him. There was a flashback to confederate times where it follows Simon Finch, who was very wealthy and owned a cotton farm only to lose most of this wealth in the Civil War. Back in current day, Scout’s father Atticus became a successful lawyer and moved to Maycomb, Alabama. He saved his money to put his younger brother into medical school. Atticus and his family live on the main drag in Maycomb . The kid’s mother died when Scout was 2 years old. In another flashback appears Dill. Dill comes to the rescue with a new idea: they can try to make Boo Radley come out. The Radley Place is the haunted house of the neighborhood, complete with ghost: Boo Radley, who got in trouble with the law as a teenager and has been holed up in the house unseen ever since. The kids think his family might be keeping him prisoner.The house has quite the reputation with the neighborhood kids, who avoid it at all costs.The narrator tells us a story about Boo that Jem got from Miss Stephanie Crawford, the neighborhood busybody: that Boo, then 33 years old, had been cutting out newspaper articles for his scrapbook when suddenly he stabbed the scissors into his father’s leg, then calmly went back to what he was doing.After that Boo was locked up by the police briefly, and there was talk of sending him to an insane asylum, but he ended up back in the Radley Place.Still after that, old Mr. Radley, Boo’s father, died, but he was soon replaced by Boo’s older brother Nathan, and nothing much changed at the Radley Place.Rumor has it that Boo gets out at night and stalks around the neighborhood, but none of the kids has ever actually seen him. Dill dares Jem to knock on the door, with Jem being scared, quickly does it and runs away. They look back at the place and find an inside shutter moving.
The summer ends and dill heads back...