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What do the children do in the Boo Radley game?  

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brenner1231 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 10, 2012 at 12:42 AM via web

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What do the children do in the Boo Radley game?

 

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sdlizsmith | College Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted January 10, 2012 at 2:46 AM (Answer #1)

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Scout and Jem are afraid of their neighbor Boo Radley. When their new friend Dill comes to town for the summer and they tell him about Boo, he becomes increasingly interested in the stories. Dill wants to get Boo Radley to come out of the house and dares Jem to make that happen. Jem thinks it over for three days while Dill accuses him of being scared. Finally Dill settles on daring Jem to run up and touch the house. He figures Boo Radley will come out after that anyway. Finally, Jem works up the courage, runs into the yard, slaps the side of the house, and sprints home to his own porch. The other children follow and once they're safely home, they think they see a shutter inside the Radley house moving.

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cortiz8 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted January 10, 2012 at 5:01 AM (Answer #2)

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In the Boo Radley game, the children act out the rumors the town spreads of Boo, and continues to enjoy this little game until Attivus catched them and tells them to stop, that is when Scout shows maturity and no longer plays the game with Jem and Dill.

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