To Kill a Mockingbird - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Scout and Walter get into a fight in the schoolyard. Jem catches them and makes Scout explain. She tells him about her first morning in school. When she tells Jem who the boy is, he invites Walter to have dinner (which is actually eaten during the middle of the day) with them at their house. Walter eagerly accepts the invitation and when at the house, quickly gives himself a healthy portion of food.

He uses a lot of molasses on his food, and when Scout questions him, Calpurnia takes her into the kitchen to encourage Scout to be polite. Scout tries to convince Atticus to fire Calpurnia and he is insistent that Calpurnia stay with them.

Later, the children return to school and one of the Ewell boys is responsible for the afternoon disturbance. Miss Fisher passes his desk and a cootie jumps from his head onto her. She finally...

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