The presents in the knothole of the tree kept getting bigger. One day when Jem and Scout where out, they found two soap figurines in the tree. Scout got scared because she believed this was vodoo. This was when the kids realized that Boo Radley was the one leaving the suprises.
It is wintertime. Jem and Scout build a snowman that made fun of Mr. Avery. This is when the readers came to the conclusion that Boo was not the monster, but the kids were.
At school, a boy has started to tease Scout because her father "defends niggers". She wants to get in a fight with him. Atticus reminds her that no matter what, the residents of Maycomb are still people that they have to live with.
Since Atticus won't do is, uncle Jack teaches the kids how to shoot their air guns. Atticus tells Jem and Scout that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird.
Jem got upset with Ms. Dubose and destroyed her flower beds. As a punishment, he had to go to her house and red to her every day.