How Does Scout Learn About Helen's Reaction To The News

How does Scout learn about Helen's reaction to the news of her husband's death in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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In chapter 25 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout is recalling the conversation she had with Dill. Dill and Jem had been with Atticus and Calpurnia when Atticus went to tell Helen what had happened to Tom. The two boys had been swimming, since Jem had just taught Dill how to swim, and they saw Atticus drive by and wanted to go along with him. Atticus agreed to let the two boys ride along. Tom had been killed while trying to escape from prison. Atticus brought Calpurnia along with him, to be a kind of support for Helen. Helen was about to hear some of the worst news of her life. Dill tells Scout what he saw.

"Scout," said Dill, "she just fell down in the dirt. Just fell down in the dirt, like a giant with a big foot came along...

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