"Why, one spring of nut grass can ruin a whole yard. Look here. When it comes fall this dries up and the wind blows it all over Maybomb County!"
Scout & Miss Maudie are visting at Miss Maudie's House about plants, life, and neighobors (Radleys). When Scout asks Miss Maudie a question, Miss. Maudie starts talking about flowers; she loves everything that grows in God's earth. After talking about flowers the conversation turns into life, and then Miss. Maudie's past comes up. Lastly Boo Radley gets brought up.
She picked up the limp sprout and squeezed her thumb up its tiny stalk. Microscopic grains ozzed out.
Miss Maudie's face likened such an occurrence unto an Old Testament pestilence. Her speech was crisp for a Maycomb County habitant.