To Kill a Mockingbird - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

One day in school, a boy says that Scout's daddy is defending a nigger. She asks Atticus about it that night, he says its true and it's something he has to do even though he knows that he won't win. He asks Scout not to fight about this and she agrees.

Jem and Scout are unsure about spending Christmas with Aunt Alexandra and Francis, but they also get to see Uncle Jack. Atticus tells them they have no choice, they are going to Finch's Landing. When they pick up Uncle Jack at the station, he has two long boxes for Jem and Scout, although he refuses to say what they are.

Scout uses cuss words in the hopes that Atticus won't make her go to school, because that is where she is learning the words. Uncle Jack says the only reason to use cuss words is if...

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