They don't care about me... I was ignored; they'd be better off without me anyway. Scout and Jem will at least talk to me.
I was bound in chains and left to die in the basement by my new father and was secretly kept alive on raw field peas by a passing farmer who heard my cries for help. I worked himself free by pulling the chains from the wall.
Still in wrist manacles, I wandered two miles out of Meridian where I discovered a small animal show and was immediately engaged to wash the camel. I traveled with the show all over Mississippi until my infallible sense of direction told me I was in Abbott County, Alabama, just across the river from Maycomb.