For reasons unfathomable to the most experienced prophets in Maycomb County, autumn turned into winter that year. As it had not snowed in Maycomb county since 1885, there will be no school today. Jem and I ran outside in hopes to build a snow man.
We ran to the back yard, it was covered with a feeble layer of soggy snow. Jem said we shouldn't walk in it because every step would be wasting it. We decided that we could walk in the snow over a Miss Maudie's. Jem and I also asked if we could barrow some snow for the snow man we plan to build.
Could we barrow some snow?
Take it all!
We grabbed a basket and raked up all the snow we could. Jem ran to the back yard, and quickly began digging. When we gathered there was five baskets of Earth and two baskets of snow. Jem scooped up an armful of dirt and patted it into a mound on which he added another load and another until he constructed a torso.
Don't you think this is kind of a mess?
It looks messy now but it won't later.
While building the snow man Jem and I came to the realization that Mr. Avery sorta looks like a snow man. Jem scooped some snow and began plastering it on . Gradually Mr. Avery turned white. We used bits of wood for the eyes nose and mouth. Jem stepped back to view his creation.
It's lovely Jem! Looks like he'd actually talk to you.
It is, ain't it?
We could not wait for Atticus to come home for dinner. We called him and told him we had a big surprise for him. When he came home he thought we had done a jim-dandy job. Atticus did suggest however to make it look less like Mr. Avery. He didn't think that Mr. Avery would be to fond of our creation.
You have done a great job! I don't care what you do but you have to do something. You can't go around making caricatures of the neighbors.
"I know what!" said Jem. He raced across the street, disappeared into Miss Maudie's back yard and returned triumphant. He stuck her sunhat on the snowman's head and jammed her hedge clippers into he crook of his arm. Atticus said that would be fine.