On which page of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird does Boo Radley put the blanket on Scout? 

On which page of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird does Boo Radley put the blanket on Scout?

 

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In Chapter 8, Boo Radley gives Scout a blanket during the night of Miss Maudie's house fire. Scout and Jem are standing in front of the Radley home, which is right across the street from Miss Maudie's house. Atticus tells them to stay there so he can see them and help with the fire at the same time, if need be. The children are watching the fire with such great interest and concern that Scout doesn't even notice when she receives the blanket. It isn't until Atticus notices the blanket afterwards in their kitchen that Jem figures out what happens. Jem tells Atticus that they didn't move an inch from where he told them to stand during the fire. When Jem realizes what happened, he says the following to Scout:

"Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn't know it when he put the blanket around you" (72).

Scout's stomach jumps at this realization. There is no other point in the text that explicitly, or implicitly, says anything else about Boo Radley placing the blanket on Scout. It's all figured out after the fact as stated above.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

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