In Chapter 7 the kids continue to find more objects in the tree in front of the Radley house. These items include a ball of gray twine, chewing gum, a spelling bee medal, an old pocket watch, and two small soap carvings resembling Scout and Jem. After these objects Mr. Radley is seen filling the hole in the tree with concrete.
In chapter 8 Maycomb County experiences an unusually harsh winter in which enough snow falls for the kids to build a snowman.
In chapter 9 Scout fights Cecil Jacob after he declares that Atticus defends "a word I do not feel comfortable writing." Later in the chapter Scout beats up Francis her relative after he calls Atticus a "n-word Lover."
In chapter 10 a rabid dog is spotted and Atticus is made to shoot it. To the surprise of Scout and Jem, Atticus hits the dog despite the considerable distance between them.