A young, unknowing, motherless child

Is raised by her father, is unladylike and wild.

She plays outside in overalls,

Until dinner is ready, and Calpurnia calls.

She’s old enough now and goes to school,

But she gets in fights and causes misrule.


It’s summertime, and Dill suggests, “Hey Scout,

Let’s make Boo Radley come out.”

A gunfire shot later, Jem loses his pants.

Meanwhile, Scout and Dill share a romance.

Scout is perplexed when she finds treasures in the Radley tree.

“We’ll keep them. They’re for us,” Jem and Scout agree.


The people of Maycomb are doing a lot of talking.

“He’s defending a black man, how shocking!”

Scout is confused, does not understand

But watches Tom Robinson swear on the Bible with his lame hand.

“He’s guilty? What? How can that be?

Tom Robinson is innocent, even a child could see.


Scout’s young eyes have now witnessed hate,

As Tom Robinson suffers an unfortunate fate.

She now has perceived the prejudiced world of blacks,

As the threatening Bob Ewell cowardly attacks.

Scout finds out her savior is Boo

And looks at her town from his point of view.


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