The reader is introduced to the narrator, Scout, who describes her family's history and her town, Maycomb. She and her brother, Jem, are also introduced to Dill, and the children share stories and fantasies about the mystery man next door.
Vocabulary All page numbers refer to the Warner Books Edition: December, 1982.
"...Jem's fears of never being able to play football were assuaged...(p. 7)."
"All we had was Simon Finch, a fur-trading apothecary from Cornwall whose piety was exceeded only by his stinginess (p. 8)."
"In England, Simon was irritated by the persecution of those who called themselves Methodists at the hands of their more liberal brethren (p.8)..."
"Mindful of John Wesley's strictures...(p. 8)"
"So Simon, having forgotten his teacher's dictum on the possession of human chattels, bought three slaves...(p. 8)."
Simon would have regarded with impotent fury the disturbance between the North and the South...(p. 8)."
"She married a taciturn man...(p. 9)."
"Atticus's office in the courthouse contained little more than a hat rack, a spittoon, a checkerboard and an unsullied Code of Alabama (p. 9)."
"The Haverfords...were impudent enough to do it in the presence of three witnesses...(p. 9)."
"They ambled across the square...(p. 10)."
"But by the end of August our repertoire was vapid from countless reproductions...(p. 12)."
"Rain-rotted shingles drooped over the eaves of the veranda...(p. 13)."
The remains of a picket drunkenly guarded the front yard...(p. 13)."
"Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom (p. 13)."
"The Radleys, welcome anywhere in town, kept to themselves, a predilection unforgivable in Maycomb(p. 13)."
"...ladies wore corsets...(p. 14)."
"...an enormous and confusing tribe domiciled in the northern part of the county...(p. 14)."
"...Maycomb's ancient beadle, Mr. Conner... (p. 14)."
"So Jem received most of his information from Miss Stephanie Crawford, a neighborhood scold...(p. 15)."
"Mr. Radley's posture was ramrod straight (p. 16)."
"...not waiting to see if his foray was successful (p. 19).
Allusions All page numbers refer to the Warner Books Edition: December, 1982.
"I said if he wanted to take a broad view of the thing,