when Jem was 13, he broke his elbow playing football
ah! my elbow
when Jem is nearly ten and Scout almost six, a peculiar boy named Charles Baker Harris moves in next door. The boy, who calls himself Dill, stays for the summer with his aunt, Miss Rachel Haverford, who owns the house next to the Finches’. Dill doesn’t like to discuss his father’s absence from his life, but he is otherwise a talkative and extremely intelligent boy who quickly becomes the Finch children’s chief playmate.
i'm Charles Baker Harris. but you can call me dill
Dill is fascinated by Boo and tries to convince the Finch children to help him lure this phantom of Maycomb outside. The Radley Place is the haunted house of the neighborhood, complete with ghost Boo Radley, who got in trouble with the law as a teenager and has been holed up in the house unseen ever since. Eventually, Dill bet Jem the book The Gray Ghost, if he would run up and touch the Radley house.
Eventually, Dill bet Jem the book The Gray Ghost, if he would run up and touch the Radley house. Jem, not known to ever decline a dare, ran up, touched the house, and tore past Dill and Scout.
well, go on
i'm going dont hurry me.
. It was not until the children were safe back on their porch that they thought they saw movement in the Radley window.
there is no sign of movement at the Radley Place, although Scout thinks that she sees a shutter move slightly, as if someone were peeking out.