Please provide quotes and/or dialogue describing the appearance of Miss Caroline in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Scout's new first grade teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher, made an immediate impact upon the younger members of the Maycomb community. "Jem was in a haze for days" after first meeting her, and even Scout had to admit that "She was a pretty little thing." An outsider from northern Alabama where "persons of no background" resided, Miss Caroline was fresh out of college and armed with new progressive educational philosophies unknown to Maycomb. She was about 21 years old and rented a room in the upstairs of Miss Maudie's house. That she was no ordinary new Maycombian was obvious:

     She had bright auburn hair, pink cheeks and wore crimson fingernail polish. She also wore high-heeled pumps, and a red-and-white-striped dress. She looked and smelled like a peppermint drop."  (Chapter 2)

Overdressed and overwhelmed by the children over which she had little control, Miss Caroline seemed to win over most of the children aside from Burris Ewell--who called her a " 'snot-nosed slut' "--and Scout, who believed that

Had her conduct been more friendly toward me, I would have felt sorry for her."  (Chapter 2)

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