"Scout, I'm tellin' you for the last time, shut your trap or go home-"
"Don't take it, Jem. This is somebody's hiddin' place."
"I don't think so, Scout."
"Oh-h Lord, Jem..."
"Hush Scout. It ain't time to worry yet. I'll let you know when."
"Dill and Jem were simply going to peep in the window with the loose shutter to see if they could get a look at Boo Radley , and if I didn't want to go with them I could go straight home and keep my fat flopping mouth shut, that was all"(Page 69).
' "YOU CAN JUST take that back, boy!" '
"Scout Finch's daddy defended niggers."
"We were walking past our tree. In its knot-hole rested a ball of gray twine"(Page 78). "We went home. Next morning the twine was where we had left it. When it was still there on the third day Jem pocketed it. From then on, we considered everything we found in the knot-hole our property"(Page 79).
' "I'd rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'e, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." '
"At the front door, we saw fire spewing from Miss Maudie's diningroom windows. As if to confirm what we saw, the town fire siren wailed up the scale to a treble pitch and remained there, screaming"(Page 92). ' "Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn't know it when he put the blanket around you" '(Page 96).
' "So you brought that dirty little sister of yours, did you?" '
"My fists were clenched and I was ready to make one fly. Atticus had promised me he would wear me out if he ever heard me fighting any more; I was far too old and too big for such childish things, and the sooner I learned to hold in, the better off everybody would be. I soon forgot"(Page 99). "Cecil Jacob's made me forget. He had announced in the schoolyard the day before that Scout Finch's daddy defended niggers"(Page 99).
"When he gave us our air-rifles Atticus wouldn't teach us to shoot. Uncle Jack instructed us in the rudiments thereof; he said Atticus wasn't interested in guns"(Page 119). Miss Maudie: ' "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy...but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" '(Page 119).
Jem: ' "She wants me to some every afternoon after school and Saturdays and read to her out loud for two hours" '(Page 141). "Jem sat down in a cane-bottom chair and opened Ivanhoe. I pulled up another one and sat beside him"(Page 141).