1: Howdy! My name's Jean Louise Finch, but people mostly just call me Scout. My teacher, Miss Caroline, says Atticus taught me wrong, but I just love to read. Now that I think on it, Miss Caroline wouldn't like it much if she knew I were writin' all this down. She'd say little girls like me weren't 'sposed to read and write.
2: I can't stand wearing nice dresses and things the way Aunt Alexandra wants me to. She wants me to be all lady-like, but Atticus and Jem say I'm just fine wearing overalls. Dill says he'd marry me no matter what I wore.
4: This is my father, Atticus. He’s a lawyer, a mighty fine one. Last year he took on the Tom Robinson case, and lots of people were saying just awful things about Atticus. Atticus told my brother Jem and me not to worry none about any of that stuff they was sayin’.
5: My brother Jem and I have been close since we was little. We and our friend Dill used to play little made up dramas about Boo Radley and other such folk all summer long. Jem was with me the night he and I was attacked by that Bob Ewell.
6: Mrs Merriweather wrote us a play for Halloween. I'm not so sure as to why, but she decided that I would make a right fine ham. | I just hope she forgives me for ruinin' her entire production. She was right near furious that my stage fright got the most of me when she called "Po-ork!"
7: The day of the Tom Robinson trial was one to remember. Everyone in Maycomb seemed to have showed up, and the courthouse was hotter'n the Fourth of Ju-ly. | You know, now that I think on it, I dunno how them jury peoples found Tom Robinson guilty.
8: Before Mr. Nathan Radley filled it all up with cement, there used to be a little knothole in the big tree outside the Radley place. Boo used to put stuff in there, like gum and this here broken pocket watch.
9: One time, when Jem and Dill and me was playin' in the yard, I crawled up into this ol' tire here. Jem gave me a shove so hard I went rolling right into the porch of the Radley Place! I ain't never been so scared in my life, I reckon.
10: I'm still not sure as to how Miss Caroline will react when she realizes I've been writin' after school. I hope she ain't too upset. I'd hate for Atticus to make us stop readin' together at night. | I remember sayin' to myself once, "Until I thought I would lose it, I never loved reading. One does not love to breathe," (Lee 18). | That just about sums it up. I love my family, and I love to read with them, and I ain't gonna give that up for nothin'.
11: Works Cited "Background and Links." Web. 17 May 2011.
12: Works Cited (Continued) Scout. Photograph. Web. 17 May 2011.