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In To Kill a Mockingbird, what is the threat Atticus uses when he finds the children trying to get a note to Boo?  

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Atticus threatens the kids about playing the Boo Radley game in the 4th chapter:

"What are you doing with those scissors, then? Why are you tearing up that newspaper? If it's today's I'll tan you.

"Nothing."

"Nothing what?" said Atticus.

"Nothing, sir."

"Give me those scissors," Atticus said. "They're no things to play with. Does this by any chance have anything to do with the Radleys?"

"No sir," said Jem, reddening.

"I hope it doesn't," he said shortly, and went inside the house.

"Je-m…”

"Shut up! He's gone in the living room, he can...

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