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What Christmas gift does Uncle Jack give the children in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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rajdarshani | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted May 19, 2011 at 10:33 PM via web

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What Christmas gift does Uncle Jack give the children in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 20, 2011 at 12:46 AM (Answer #1)

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Uncle Jack's visit at Christmas time is waited with great anticipation by Scout. When Jack steps off the train, Scout notices that he has two long, thin packages with him. When she asks him what's inside, Jack tells her, "None of your business." But Jem and Scout find out later after she has dreamed of them during the night. The parcels contain exactly what the two children had requested for presents, but they weren't gifts from Uncle Jack, but from Atticus; Uncle Jack had only picked them out for his brother. They were exactly what any boy--and tomboy--their age would want: air rifles.

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