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Dill's book, The Gray Ghost, which Jem later wins on a bet, was a children's novel written by Robert F. Schulkers. It, like the 10 others of the series of novels he wrote, featured Seckatary Hawkins as the main character. Schulkers' books were popularized on syndicated NBC radio broadcasts and by a number of "Seckatary Hawkins clubs" which formed in many larger American cities. At the end of the novel, Scout finds Atticus reading from the book at Jem's bedside after he is attacked by Bob Ewell. Atticus is persuaded to read to Scout, who "willed myself to stay awake" until she awoke to find herself in Atticus' arms as he carried her to bed. Sorry, but the first paragraph of the book does not appear in To Kill a Mockingbird, and I have not been able to locate a copy of the novel online.
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