To Kill a Mockingbird
Chapters 1 † 3
“There’s some folks who don’t eat like us, but you ain’t called on to contradict ‘em at the table when they don’t.
“I’ve no intention of getting rid of her, now or ever. We couldn’t operate a single day without Cal, have you ever thought of that? You think about how much Cal does for you, and you mind her, you hear?”
“You ain’t sendin’ me home, missus. I was on the verge of leavin’—I done done my time for this year.”
“They come first day every year and then leave” (About the Ewell kids)
“Ain’t no snot-nosed slut of a schoolteacher ever born c’n make me do nothin’” (Bob Ewell to Miss C. Fisher)
“I missed you today,” she said. “The house got so lonesome ‘long about two o’clock I had to turn on the radio.” (Cal to Scout)
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—”“-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Atticus to Scout)
Atticus said the Ewells had been the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations. None of them had done an honest day’s work in his recollection. They were people, but they lived like animals.
“They can go to school any time they want to, when they show the faintest symptom of wanting an education,” said Atticus.
“You, Miss Scout Finch, are of the common folk. You must obey the law.”
They didn’t have to go to school, for one thing. Another thing, Mr. Bob Ewell, Burris’s father, was permitted to hunt and trap out of season.
He liked Maycomb, he was Maycomb County born and bred;
Atticus was related by blood or marriage to nearly every family in the town.
Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it.
People moved slowly then.
A day was twenty-four hours long but seemed longer. There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with
The Radley Place fascinated Dill
The Radleys, welcome anywhere in town, kept to...