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My Journal book: Scout Finch

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BC: Made by: Katarinna Loych For Mrs. Clites class M/W/F 11:00am to 12:00pm Special thanks to the book To Kill A Mockingbird and Mrs Clites.

FC: My Journal book: Scout Finch

1: Well, I'm making this Journal book because Aunty said it would be a good project for a "lady". Personally I think she is just trying to get me to keep busy. Since apparently this is what a lady does. Anyway I like putting pictures in here and I hope who ever reads this in the future does too. These pictures will explain parts of my past.

3: The picture up here is a picture of a ruler. This reminds me of earlier today when I got smacked in the hand with a ruler as my punishment. My crime? Explaining the people of Maycomb. See today was my first day of school. I am going into the first grade. Our teacher Miss Caroline asked Walter Cunningham | to take one of her quarters and buy lunch with it, then pay her back the next day. (If you know anything about the Cunninghams its that they never take anything they can't pay back.) Well I tried to explain this to my teacher but I must have failed. Because next she said "Jean Louise, I've had about enough of you this | morning, she said You're starting off on the wrong foot in every way, my dear. Hold out your hand." Then I was smacked with a ruler on my hand. It was a terrible way to start school and the end of the day today I asked Atticus (with many more bad things happening that day) if he could just keep me at home. (which he couldn't.) | The first day of school (Sept. of 1st grade): Dear Journal book,

5: This is a picture of snow, because today of my second grade year, this winter, this day we had our first snow. Well the first snow I've seen. In fact the first time I saw it this morning, I yelled for Atticus and said "The world's endin' Atticus! Please do something-!" But he told me it was just snowing. Jem and I went out and played in it! Miss Maudie let us "borrow" some of her snow and we made a snowman. We made him look like Mr. Avery, but Atticus said we couldn't keep him up like that. So Jem got Miss Maudie's hat and grabbed some clipper trimmers and made the snowman look differnt. Later tonight it ended up being 16 degrees and Atticus said that was the coldest he could remember. | First Day of snow (in Fall): Dear Journal book,

7: This is a picture of a rifle. Today Jem and I found out that our father was a good shooter. Miss Maudie said when he was growing up he was called "Ol' One-Shot" and that he "was the deadest shot in Maycomb County". After I found this out I wanted to brag about him to the kids at school when I went back, because before I was "ashamed" of him. I believed he was old and couldn't do anything. (AT least thats what I thought) But Jem told me not to say anything and that "Jem said, I reckon if he'd wanted us to know it, he'da told us. If he was proud of it, he'da told us." | February after Christmas. I was seven: Dear Journal book,

9: This is a picture of the book Ivanhoe. This book Jem had to read Mrs. Dubose after chopping down all of her flowers. She was a mean old woman. When we went to read to her she had saliva that would slowly slide down her mouth. She had "Old-age liver spots" and "her face was the color of a dirty pillowcase". Towards the end of every reading, she started acting weird and just laid there opening her mouth weird, saliva coming out, and was making a weird noise. I told Atticus later I was scared of her. She died today (a month after we were done reading to her) and Atticus went over to see her before she passed. When he came back he told us she had died and explained to us that she was a morphine addict because she had used them as pain killers. (We had no idea what those "fits" were and why she was having them. She wanted to die without being addicted to it and she ended up dieing "clean". That was why she was acting all weird in her bed towards the end of every reading. | Mrs. Dubose's death (Late spring): Dear Journal book,

11: Today we went to church with Cal since Atticus was out of town and left us with Cal. Since she didn't trust us to go to church by ourselves (because of what happened before) we went to her church: First Purchase the African American church. We were stopped by a woman Cal called Lula, who didn't want us there. The rest of them liked having us there. We noticed while we were there, Cal talked like the rest of them and not like how she would talk to us. She told us "It's not necessary to tell all you know. It's not lady like- in the second place, folks don't like to have somebody around knowin' more than they do." Also we asked her why her church had no hymn books (because they had all just sung out loud). She said because only four people can read in the church and that the way they sing their hymns is called "Linin'." | First Purchase (beginning of summer): Dear Journal book,

13: This is a picture a crowd and last night we had to face one. Jem, Dill, and I sneaked out of the house around ten at night (later Jem told us he wanted to make sure Atticus was alright). When we found him (without being seen) he was sitting by the jail with a light reading the paper, but then some cars came and a bunch of men came out and were talking to Atticus. I ran out to see him, but he didn't look happy to see me. He told Jem over and over again to take us home but for some reason Jem wouldn't. I saw Mr. Cunningham and tried to start some conversation with him. I asked him about his entailment and his son Walter. (Atticus always said it is nicer to talk about others' things not about yourself). I talked till all of them looked to be in shock. Finally Mr. Cunningham said he would tell Walter "Hi" for me and they all left. I'm not really sure what I did to make them all leave or why they wanted to hurt Atticus. Whatever I did Atticus was very grateful that they had all left and told us the next morning he was glad we came. | The crowd (summer): Dear Journal book,

15: This is a picture of a judge's gavel. This is because today was the day Tom Robertson was on trial. Jem, Dill and I sneaked down to the courthouse to watch even though Aunty told us not to leave the yard. Even Atticus didn't know we were there. Reverend Sykes let us sit in the "Colored Balcony" with him were we could sit and see. We watched the whole first part but then was found by Cal who was sent by Aunty. Thankfully Atticus said we could come back to hear the verdict. Unfortunately the verdict was that Tom was guilty, when with the evidence he was innocent. Atticus said afterwards "I don't know, but they did it. They've done it before and they did it tonight and they'll do it again and when they do it-seems that only children weep." | The trial(hot summer day): Dear Journal book,

17: This is the picture of pale hands. Why pale hands? Well today was the day I meet Boo Radley. He saved me and Jem's life. We were attacked... I guess... by Mr. Ewell, they say. Jem got his arm broke and the person... well Mr. Ewell, was squeezing me tight. All of a sudden he let me go and a heard some weird noises. I found out later Mr. Ewell fell on his knife and died. there was a man who picked up Jem and took him to our house. I later discovered that man was Mr. Arther (Boo) Radley. The first way I could tell were by his pale hands and face. He was mighty nice, but quiet. he asked me if I could escort him home, I said I would. After I walked him home I turned around and stood right it front of the window, and from the window he could see were we played and walked everyday. I went home afterwards and found | The day( October): Dear Journal book,

18: Atticus sitting in Jem's room reading The Gray Gost. I asked him to read it to me because it was scary. He said no and that I "had enough scaring for a while". I told him that I wasn't scared until I had to tell what happened to Mr. Tate. I told Atticus "Besides nothin' is real scary except in books." He then read it to me and then later I was starting to fall asleep and Atticus was carried me to my bed. I was telling Atticus what happened in the book and talking about the characters to show I was listening. At the end of my book review, I said "...Atticus, he was real nice...." (talking about one of the characters) Then he said to me "Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them." I am beginning to believe he is absolutely right.

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