In "To Kill a Mockingbird" Lula and Zebo are two characters in the story but who are they? And what do they have to do with the story?

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Lula is one of the women who attend Calpurnia's church.  When Cal brings Jem and Scout to her church with them, Lula confronts Cal and tells her that "You ain't got no business bringin' white chillun here-they got their church, we got our'n."  So, she doesn't give a very warm reception to Jem and Scout.  It is as this point that we are introduced to Zeebo, who not only is "the garbage collector" of the town, but also the hymn-leader of the congregation at Cal's church.  He steps in to defend Jem and Scout and tells them to not "pay any attnetion to Lula."  These two characters are both found in chapter 12, and are very minor, but help to paint a picture of the "modest double life" that Scout discovers Cal has.

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