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sexy01 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 17, 2008 at 1:05 PM via web

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What is the first gift that appears in the hollow tree? What other gifts do the children find?

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teacherscribe | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted February 17, 2008 at 2:31 PM (Answer #1)

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Scout discovers the first 'gift': gum.  She promptly devours this and only later confides in Jem that she found it in the tree.  Other gifts follow in chapter four - two Indian head pennies.  Then over the course of the next few chapters, they discover more gifts - a ball of twine, two hand carved figures that represent Jem and Scout, a medal, and finally a pocket-watch and a pocket knife.  These, of course, are left as tokens of appreciate from Boo, who obviously has been watching the kids and their plays and games.  In this way, he appears to find them as fascinating as they find him.  The gifts however, come to an end when Mr. Radley has the hole filled with cement, cutting off Boo's means of communication.

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loveprincess | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 11, 2008 at 4:18 AM (Answer #2)

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A pack of gum. Also there was two dolls, a pocket watch, a coin, a medal, and thats all i can think of.
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love4ever | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 11, 2008 at 5:59 AM (Answer #3)

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the first gift that appears in the knothole of the tree was some gum that scout found.

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meya1 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 22, 2011 at 2:45 AM (Answer #4)

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pocket watch, drawing of a bird, crayon, harmonica, pearl necklace, marble, wisel and toys

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