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How does Jem solve Scout's problem with Walter Cunningham in chapter 3 of To Kill a Mockingbird?

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In chapter 2, Scout tried to help her teacher Miss Caroline understand how the Cunninghams function in Maycomb society. She wasn't received well because she also had another strike against her--she already knew how to read. As a result, Miss Caroline struck Scout's knuckles and the class laughed at her.  To pay Walter back for the humiliation, she decided to rough him up a bit at lunch time. Jem walked up and complained that Scout beating up on Walter wasn't fair because she was bigger than he was. Scout claimed that didn't matter because Walter was older than she. In an effort to save Walter from his sister's wrath, Jem invites him home for lunch. He first asks if Walter's father is from Old Sarum. Walter...

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