Dill proposes to Scout. Despite their "love," Dill and Jem exclude Scout from playing with them in the treehouse. Scout doesn't know what to do, so she goes to see her neighbor, Miss Maudie Atkinson.
Miss Maudie gives a lot of advice to Scout, and she is one of Maycomb's best gardeners and bakers. Miss Maudie has known Atticus and Scout's Uncle Jack for a very long time, and tells Scout some stories about Uncle Jack.
Miss Maudie has also known the Radleys for a very long time and calls old Mr. Radley (Boo's dad) a "foot washing Baptist." This means that he is a very strict man with strong Christian values that not everyone agrees with.
Jem tells Scout and Dill that he is going to leave a note for Boo by using a fishing pole and sticking the note though a crack in one of the windows. Scout does not want to participate because Atticus told them to leave Boo alone, but she eventually goes along because she misses being around Jem and Dill.
Jem tries to stick the note through the crack in the window but fails many times. Dill is tasked to be the lookout and ring a silver bell if he sees anyone (especially Atticus) coming.
Atticus sees what they are trying to do and gets upset because he has told them many time to "leave that poor man alone." Jem gets upset with Atticus because he tricked the kids into admitting that their game was about the Radleys, and Jem says that he no longer wants to be a lawyer like Atticus.