I'm Jean Louise Finch but you can call me Scout. That's my brother Jem and he broke his arm. Let me tell you how everything started.
It all started with our forefather Simon Finch. It all technically started with Andrew Jackson's actions that led our forefather to settle where he did. It's called the Finch's landing and was a mostly self-sufficient estate run by Simon's male descendants
My father Atticus didn't stay at the Finch's landing because he went to study law in Montgomery and his brother went to Boston to be a doctor, while my aunt Alexandra stayed at the Finch's landing.
Now my father has moved back to Maycomb and we now live on the town's main residential drag with my brother Jem, my father Atticus, and our cook Calpurnia. My mother passed when I was only two and I don't remember much about her.
In the summer when I was five, a boy by the name of Dill moved to Maycomb. He was spending the summer with his aunt Rachel. We were acting out stories from books we've read but that eventually got boring so Dill came up with an idea to get Boo Radley to come out of his house.
The Radley house was the haunted house of the neighborhood. None of the kids has ever seen him. Jem made up a bunch of horror stories about him but Dill still wanted to see him. When Jem made up his mind he rushes to the house, slaps the door, and runs back at top speed.