"Uncle Jack Finch says we really don't know. He says as far as he can trace back the Finches we ain't, but for all he knows we mighta come straight out of Ethiopia durin' the Old Testament."
The Horrible Punishment
¨When we were small, Jem and I confined our activities to the southern neighborhood, but when I was well into the second grade at school and tormenting Boo Radley became passé, the business section of Maycomb drew us frequently up the street past the real property of Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose. ¨
Its All Fun In Games
"That's what I thought," said Jem, "but around here once you have a drop of Negro blood, that makes you all black¨
Just What You Have To Do
¨After my bout with Cecil Jacobs when I committed myself to a policy of cowardice, word got around that Scout Finch wouldn't fight any more, her daddy wouldn't let her. This was not entirely correct: I wouldn't fight publicly for Atticus, but the family was private ground. I would fight anyone from a third cousin upwards tooth and nail. Francis Hancock, for example, knew that. ¨
They won´t let me fight anymore.
¨As the summer progressed, so did our game. We polished and perfected it, added dialogue and plot until we had manufactured a small play upon which we rang changes every day.¨
I´m going to get to Boo Radley´s house first.
¨I said I would like it very much, which was a lie, but one must lie under certain circumstances and at all times when one can't do anything about them.¨