Jem and Scout find more things in the knothole such as : soap carvings of themselves, an old pocketwatch, and a spelling bee metal. Mr. Radley ends up filling the tree with cement because "the tree is dying."
It snows for the first time in years and the kids make a mud/snowan. Miss Maudie's house catches fire and the whole neighborhood helps save furniture. Scout notices that there is a blanket around her and jem says Boo radley put it on her.
Atticus is informed that he is defending a black man. The word goes around that he is a black an lover. Scout and Jem are embarrassed. AT their finches landing Scout gets in a fight with Francis because he mocks her and calls Atticus a black man lover
Scout and Jem are embarrassed of Atticus because he isn't very cool. Eventually a rabbid dog appears and the town sheriff asks Atticus to shoot it with a rifle. Atticus hits it and the kids are amazed. They find out that he used to be the best shot in the county.
An elderly woman named Mrs. Dubose starts yelling mean things at the kids as they walk past her house. Eventually Scout loses his temper and destrpys her garden with a toy baton. He gets caught and is forced to read to her everyday. She dies and he learns that she was addicted to Morphine. he is gifted with a box that has a single camellia in it.