Indian-heads. Nineteen six and Scout, one of 'em's nineteen-hundred. These are real old.
On the way home, Scout saw something in the knothole of The Radley Place's oak. She tried to reach to take it out. She found two pieces of chewing gum. Then, she quickly chewed both pieces.
You reckon we oughta write a letter to whoever's leaving these things
That'd be nice, Jem, we can thank 'em-what wrong?
Scout told Jem about what she found in the knothole. On the last day of school, when passing the Radley Place, Jem and Scout found a box. They took the box and ran home.
Tree's dying. You plug 'em with cement when they are sick. You ought to know that, Jem.
Why'd you do it, sir?
Jem opened the box and he found two coins inside. Jem and Scout were excited because those coins were very old.
Is he crying?
Later, Jem and Scout found other things in the knothole, such as a pack of chewing gum, a spelling bee medal, and an old pocket watch. They planned to write a letter to thank who put things in the knothole.
The next day, Jem and Scout saw the knothole was filled with cement. Jem asked Mr. Nathan Radley and he explained that the tree was dead and it should be filled with cement.
Jem asked Atticus whether the tree was dead or not. Atticus answered that the tree was fine and it did not get sick. However, he did not understand why Mr. Nathan Radley had to fill the knothole with cement. At home, Scout saw Jem was really upset about the tree and he had been crying.