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In the story To Kill A Mockingbird, what is the name of the mad dog in chp. 10?

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ladyjuneflower | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 1, 2007 at 3:56 AM via web

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In the story To Kill A Mockingbird, what is the name of the mad dog in chp. 10?

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redmist | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted July 24, 2007 at 8:16 PM (Answer #2)

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did you read the book cover to cover?

it's old tim johnson

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kapokkid | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 28, 2010 at 12:29 AM (Answer #3)

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I love the section where Atticus takes out the old dog, it is amazing to see the way that Scout thinks so little of him at the beginning of the chapter.  He doesn't "drive a dump truck," he isn't "the sherriff," he just works in an office and goes about his business.  He isn't tough or dangerous or really much of anything that Scout could brag about.

Then old Tim Johnson (yeah that was the name of the dog) gets rabies and decides to put Atticus' children in danger.  Atticus raises a rifle and puts a round through the dog's head from quite a distance and without any hesitation.

Suddenly Scout learns that her father is a "dead shot" and perhaps he isn't quite such a weenie after all.

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