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Where did Miss Maudie stay after her house burned down in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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jazi4ever | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 13, 2013 at 1:28 AM via web

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Where did Miss Maudie stay after her house burned down in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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Emmabieber | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted November 13, 2013 at 1:43 AM (Answer #1)

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Miss Maudie stayed with Miss Stephanie.

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

Posted November 13, 2013 at 2:50 AM (Answer #2)

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Scout's neighbor, Miss Maudie Atkinson, didn't seem too concerned about her house burning down. The fire was not put out until dawn, and when the children wanted to commiserate with her, Atticus "shook his head to tell us she did not want to talk." But later that afternoon, Maudie was in a chipper mood. She was not "grievin'," as Scout had expected. Maudie decided that when she did rebuild, it would be a smaller house so she would have more room for her precious gardens. She would take in boarders as well. It was Atticus who told Jem and Scout that

... Miss Maudie would stay with Miss Stephanie for the time being.  (Chapter 8)

Maudie and Stephanie were old friends, but there was one thing that Maudie wasn't about to give up "just because I'm staying with her": the secret recipe for her renowned Lane cake. Maudie wanted to bake one for Mr. Avery as thanks for his efforts to save her furniture, but she knew she would have to wait until "Stephanie Crawford's not looking."

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