In "To Kill a Mockingbird," how does Miss Maudie comfort Scout against Miss Stephine's insults?

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In Chapter 22, Miss Stephanie is harrassing Jem and Scout about sitting in the Colored balcony during the trial. Miss Maudie comes to their defence and tells Miss Stephanie to "hush." Miss Maudie then takes the kids inside and gives them each some cake.