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  • CHAPTER 12

    Jem turns twelve, and for work Atticus has to leave them for two weeks, so Calpurnia takes them to her African American church. Then Aunt Alexandra comes to live with them.

    CHAPTER 13

    Maycomb’s origins are told.

    CHAPTER 14

    Scout asks Atticus what rape is, and they discover Dill hiding underneath their bed.

    CHAPTER 15

    Scout, Jem and Dill go out to find Atticus and Scout saves him from being hurt or killed.

    CHAPTER 16

    Scout, Jem and Dill go to the trial of Tom Robinson even though Atticus told them not to.

    CHAPTER 17

    Bob Ewell makes his case as a witness, claiming hat Tom Robinson raped his daughter Mayella.

    CHAPTER 18

    Mayella makes her case as a witness. It’s basically the same as her father’s.

    CHAPTER 19

    Tom comes to the witness stand next and says that Mayella grabbed and kissed him, then her father got mad and beat her.

    CHAPTER 20

    Scout and Jill go outside of the courthouse and talk to Dolphus Raymond, who makes it look like he’s drunk when he really just drinks Coke.

    CHAPTER 21

    Calpurnia gives Atticus a note in court from Aunt Alexandra, which states that his children are missing. Then Mr. Underwood tells them where they are. Then Atticus tells them to go home and eat supper and then come back. Then all of them, including Atticus, leave.

    CHAPTER 22

    Scout, Jem and Dill find out that Bob Ewell spat on Atticus’ face and threatened to kill him.

    CHAPTER 23

    Atticus and Jem discuss the law.

    CHAPTER 24

    Scout finds out that Tom Robinson was shot and killed trying to escape from prison.

    CHAPTER 25

    Scout and Jem sleep on the porch.

    CHAPTER 26

    School starts again.

    CHAPTER 27

    Scout finds out that she’s going to perform in a play.

    CHAPTER 28

    Scout performs, and she’s walking home with Jem when Bob Ewell attacks them in the dark and breaks Jem’s arm. Bob himself is stabbed by a knife and dies.

    CHAPTER 29

    Scout realizes that a man who helped bring Jem into the house is Arthur Radley.

    CHAPTER 30

    Sheriff Heck Tate and Atticus argue about how Bob Ewell died. Atticus thinks that Jem killed him and Heck, knowing that Arthur killed Bob, insists that the latter fell on his knife to protect Arthur. Sheriff Tate wins.

    CHAPTER 31

    Scout walks Arthur home. She never sees him again. Jem sleeps throughout the night and Atticus watches him. He wakes up in the morning.

    Don’t miss the sequel to TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, GO SET A WATCHMAN, coming soon.
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