According to Miss Stephanie Crawford, what did Boo Radley do one day while clipping items from the Maycomb Tribune in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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Miss Stephanie Crawford said that Boo stabbed his father in the leg with scissors.

Miss Stephanie Crawford was the neighborhood scold.  She gossiped about everyone in the neighborhood, especially Boo Radley.

Boo was sitting in the livingroom cutting some items from The Maycomb Tribune to paste in his scrapbook. His father entered the room. As Mr. Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent's leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities. (ch 1)

Miss Stephanie claimed that she saw Boo peeking in her windows at night.  She maintained the rumors that he was crazy and violent.  Boo was reclusive, and no one really ever saw him.  They did not know if he was dead or alive, but Miss Maudie said that she thought he was alive because she had not seen him carried out yet.

The story about Boo Radley is significant because it was the source of the rumors that plagued him the rest of his life. When you do something in Maycomb, it follows you the rest of your life.


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