In Chapter 31 of "To Kill a Mockingbird", what do you learn about the plot of "The Gray Ghost"?

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Scout explains the plot of "The Grey Ghost" as Atticus puts her to bed: A gang of boys accuse Stoner's Boy of destroying their fort, but “'[w]hen they finally saw him, why he hadn't done any of those things . . . Atticus, he was real nice. . . .'” Atticus's response to this is “'Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.'”

This directly relates to Boo Radley; the kids (and the town) thought Boo was a terrible monster, but, when Scout got to know him, she saw that he was a nice guy and saved her life. Atticus teaches her his final lesson of the book with his statement.

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