To Kill a Mockingbird - Study Guide Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Scout explains that Atticus is feeble; he is almost fifty. They have the opinion that he can't do anything like the other father's do. They play sports and do other things, but Atticus just reads. When Scout and Jem are getting ready for target practice, Atticus tells them that it's a sin to kill a mockingbird, since all it does is make sweet music. Cal and Miss Maudie both agree with Atticus that killing a mockingbird is a sin.

Miss Maudie urges Scout to see that Atticus has many fine qualities, but Scout doesn't understand. Later, Jem notices Tim Johnson, a neighbor's dog. The dog is walking funny and Jem runs to get Cal. When she finally comes with the children, she realizes the dog is very sick and she calls the operator to get the sheriff and warn the neighbors to stay indoors.

Atticus and Sheriff...

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