In "To Kill a Mockingbird", how does the narrator descibe Maycomb county? Give three specifics about the town that you have discovered.

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Maycomb, as it should be obvious, is a southern county. The town of Maycomb itself is a small, dusty town. The people know each other well, and the weather is often hot. The roads are made of red southern clay, and kids are often seen running about and playing. There is a small downtown area, and according to our narrator, "Maycomb had recently been told it had nothing to fear but fear itself" (Lee). Check the first chapter of the book for more information.

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