As we open chapter 15 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and Jem are enjoying a brief week of peace with Dill after he has received permission to stay with them. After a lot of begging, Atticus let Dill stay the next few days in Maycomb. We kept playing and trying to get Boo to come out of his house, but he still didn't. Then. This chapter opens on a dark note, with Heck Tate and several other men showing up outside the Finch house to tell Atticus that there might be.


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Cunningham squats down and tells Scout that he's going to give Walter her message. He tells the other men that they're going to leave, and they do.

A voice comes from above: Tom Robinson is asking if the men have gone. From across the square, another voice: Underwood has been playing sniper backup from The Maycomb Tribune office. Underwood talk for a while, and then Atticus and the kids take Atticus's stuff to his car to go home.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 15 Summary

However, Jem turns off the lights and he, Dill, and Scout press against the windows to see what is going on outside. Jem's actions here foreshadow his behavior throughout the rest of the chapter, and novel.

It seems to Scout that the entire group of men is talking at the same time. They are concerned about Tom Robinson's stay in the Maycomb jail.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 15

Despite Atticus's belief that they can keep Tom safely for one night, the men claim another group of men might cause trouble. Though they begin with concern about another group of men, the conversation turns when the men question Atticus's decision to take Tom's case.

They are beginning to crowd Atticus when Jem interrupts by screaming that the phone is ringing. Chapter 15 to kill a mockingbird Atticus tells Jem to answer the phone, the men laugh, which breaks some of the tension, and the men leave.

Back inside, Jem asks Atticus whether chapter 15 to kill a mockingbird men had a formed a gang to 'get' him. Scout discovers something under her bed. She calls Jem in and they discover Dill hiding there. Dill has run away from home because his mother and new father did not pay enough attention to him.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 15 Summary

He took a train from Meridian to Maycomb Junction, fourteen miles away, and covered the remaining distance on foot and on the back of a cotton wagon. I found Jem in his bedroom.

The Sunday was quiet. Atticus went to his office, Aunt Alexandra went for a two hour nap, and Jem went to chapter 15 to kill a mockingbird room with a stack of football magazines.

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So Dill and I went outside to kick around the football. After supperAtticus did something that interested us.


He came into the living room carrying a long cord. There was a light bulb at the end.

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