What do the children learn in Chapter 10 of To Kill a Mockingbird? List several things.

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  • Scout learns from Miss Maudie the deeper┬ámeaning of Atticus' prior rule that it is "a sin to kill a mockingbird."
  • They learn that Atticus is the best checker player in town, even though he often lets Jem and Scout beat them when they play.
  • They learn Atticus can play the Jew's Harp.
  • They learn he is a crack marksman.
  • They learn that his old nickname was "One-Shot" Finch when he was a child.
  • They learn the definition of humility--the reason why Atticus never bragged about his shooting talent.
  • Jem recognizes that "Atticus is a gentleman, just like me!"

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