List the four reasons Jem and Dill give for deciding to peek into the Radley's window in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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In Chapter 6, Dill and Jem say they are casually going for a walk. Scout knows that they are up to something and questions what the two have planned. Jem tells Scout to go home, and tells her that they are simply going to peep into a window with a loose shutter at the Radley’s house in an attempt to look at Boo Radley. When Scout questions them as to why they chose to peek into the Radley’s window on this particular night, Jem lists four reasons: nobody could see them at night; Atticus would be preoccupied reading and wouldn’t hear them; if Boo Radley killed them they’d miss school instead of vacation; and it was easier to see inside the house when it was dark out as opposed to the daytime. (6.69)

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