Can someone provide me with a quote from To Kill a Mockingbird where it gives proof that Jem accepts Scout?

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Perhaps the best example in To Kill a Mockingbird comes in Chapter 23 when Aunt Alexandra forbids Scout from allowing Walter Cunningham Jr. to visit the Finch house. When Alexandra tells Scout that Walter "--is--trash, that's why you can't play with him," Scout becomes furious. Before Scout could get into deeper trouble--with both Alexandra and Atticus--Jem led his "sobbing" sister into his bedroom. He calmed her with a chew of Tootsie Roll, and soon Scout had stopped crying. Jem then opened up in a different way to his sister: He proudly showed her a new strand of chest hair, one that Scout couldn't quite see. Nevertheless, 

     He had been a comfort to me, so I said it looked lovely... "It's real nice, Jem."

Jem and Scout were soon discussing the various types of people in Maycomb, and though they disagreed--Jem believed there were four types of people in town, while Scout thought there was "just one kind of folks. Folks"--they remained united in their opposition of Aunt Alexandra's own theories about the residents of Maycomb County.

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