To Kill a Mockingbird - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Scout is eager for the end of the school year. It means vacation from school and Dill would visit for the summer. Since Jem is still in class, Scout walks home and notices a flicker in the knothole in the tree in front of the Radley's house. She reaches into the knothole and finds two pieces of chewing gum. Checking them, she sees nothing wrong and chews them. When Jem gets home, she tells him about her discovery. He gives Scout a lecture about finding things in strange places and eating it. Scout has been chewing the gum and since she hasn't died and doesn't feel bad, she assumes it's all right.

Scout comes to the realization that her relationship with Calpurnia is changing. They used to argue all the time, but Scout now makes an effort to get along. To her surprise, Calpurnia admits that she...

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