Hi Dill. Today was the first day of school, it was crazy. It started off with Jem taking me to school. "...Atticus said Jem would be delighted to show me where my room was I think some money changed hands in this transaction" (Lee 17). He also didn't want me to embarrass or bother him.
Come on Scout. I'll take you to school today.
"Jem would be delighted to show [you] where your room [is]" (Lee 17).
When we got to class, "Miss Caroline printed her name on the blackboard and said, “This says I am Miss Caroline Fisher. I am from North Alabama, from Winston County.” The class murmured apprehensively, should she prove to harbor her share of the peculiarities indigenous to that region... North Alabama was full of Liquor Interests, Big Mules, steel companies, Republicans, professors, and other persons of no background" (Lee 18). She then read us a book.
"'This says I am Miss Caroline Fisher. I am from North Alabama, from Winston County"' (Lee 18).
Miss Caroline Fincher
Miss Caroline thought I was lying when I said I'd been reading since I was born. She didn't believe a single thing I said. "Now that I was compelled to think about it, reading was something that just came to me" (Lee 20).
Scout, "tell [your] father not to teach [you] any more, it would interfere with [your] reading" (Lee 19)..
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"'Teach me?'...'He hasn't taught me anything, Miss Caroline. Atticus ain't got time to teach me anything'" (Lee 19).
Jem explains to me the Dewey Decimal System, the new system of teaching. I blame Calpurnia for all of this. She would make me write on rainy days.
How are you getting along?
“If I didn’t have to stay I’d leave. Jem, that damn lady says Atticus’s been teaching me to read and for him to stop it-” (Lee 20).
MIss Caroline then proceeded to tell everyone to out they're lunch out onto the table. She stolled down each row and stopped at Walter Cunningham. He lied and said he had forotten to bring his lunch, but when she offered a quarter and he wouldn't accept it, I spoke for him. When Miss Caroline didn't understand, I said, "'You're shamin' him, Miss Caroline. Walter hasn't got a quarter at home to bring you, and you can't use any stove wood"' (Lee 24).
"'Miss Caroline, he's a Cunningham...The Cunninghams never took anything they can't pay back.... They don't have much, but they get along on it"' (Lee 22).
'"Here Walter, get it"' (Lee 22).
Miss Caroline calls me up to the front of the class and tells me to put my hand out. The whole class was puzzled, including me. "Miss Caroline picked up her ruler, gave me half a dozen quick little pats, then told me to stand in the corner. A storm of laughter broke loose when it finally occurred to the class that Miss Caroline had whipped me" (Lee 24). She threatened the class, but they burst out laughing once again. They only hushed when Miss Blount, the sixth-grade teacher came in. Saved by the bell, we went to lunch. I saw Miss Caroline bury her head in her arms. I didn't feel sorry for her at all. I hope it's going better for you Dill. Love, Scout.
"'Jean Louise, I've had about enough of you this morning.... 'You're starting off on the wrong foot in every way, my dear. Hold out your hand"' (Lee 24).