As a new school year arrived, Scout complains how the second grade is no better than first. As a matter in fact. maybe worse. Also after the Radley house incident, Jem didn't talk for a week.
The second grade was as bad as the first. only worse-[..]
After the Radley house incident, Jem spoke to Scout for the first time about what happened that night. Jem told Scout that after he went back to get his pants, it was perfectly folded and sewed up waiting in front of the gate as if they were expecting him.
When I went back, they were folded across the fence... like they were expectin' me
Once More as Jem and Scout were walking past the Radley's, they found a ball of twine inside a whole of the tree and decided to keep it and put it in his treasure chest alongside the other treasures.
I don't think so, Scout
Don't take it, Jem This is somebody's hidin' place.
After multiple gifts such as a pack of gum and a pocket watch, the gift they favored the most was the two wooden sculptures that were images of Scout and Jem. Although Scout thought it was Voodoo at first and threw, Jem said otherwise which convinced later eased Scout. Yet again the kids took the toys home.
These are us
The girl-doll wore bangs. So did I.
As a sign of gratitude Jem and Scout decided to write a thank you letter to the stranger who kept giving them gifts. However, when they were about to put it in the hole, it was filled with cement.
You reckon we oughta write a letter to whoever's leaving us these things?
That'd be right nice. Jem, we can thnk 'em[...]
Someone had filled our knot-hole with cement.
After the kids asked Mr. Radley about why he filled in the hole with cement, he replied to Jem saying that, that's what your suppose to do when a tree is old and sick. So, the cement helps preserves it. However, after arriving home Jem asks Atticus if the tree on the corner of Radley's was dying, Atticus said no.