What does Jem find under Scout's bed?

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dbrooks22 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

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Jem finds Dill hiding under the bed.

In chapter 14 when Scout and Jem are sent to bed early for fighting, Scout goes in to her room and steps on something "warm, resilient, and rather smooth" (Lee, chapter 14). Scout assumes that it is a snake and calls Jem to help her. He gets a broom and jabs the broom stick under the bed. After hearing grunts, Jem sees a dirty person run out from under the bed. He swings the broom and luckily misses because it is Dill. 

Dill has run away from home because he feels mistreated and he also misses Scout and Jem.  

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Jem finds Dill under her bed. Dill runs away because he was treated terribly and his step dad locked him in the basement. He does not receive love from them and feels terribly lonely. He runs away to Maycomb because the Finch family is where he will gets actual love.  

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