I need a good quote from To Kill a Mockingbird in chapter one, but I can't find one that really stands out to me. Help. 

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I can understand your dilemma. As a story starts, it is hard to know what is important or worth remembering. So, let me give you a few quotes. 

To Kill A Mockingbird

Calpurnia will play a big role in the book. So, a nice quote might be one that describes her. 

Calpurnia was something else again. She was all angles and bones; she was nearsighted; she squinted; her hand was wide as a bed slat and twice as hard.

A preoccupation of the children was Boo Radley and his house. For example, Dill's goal was to get Boo out of the house. So, the following quote might be good. 

The Radley Place was inhabited by an unknown entity the mere description of whom was enough to make us behave for days on end.


The Radley Place fascinated Dill.

Finally, you might want to talk about the vivid imagination of the children. Jem, who was the oldest, had a vivid imagination. You can tell by his description of Boo. 

To Kill A Mockingbird

Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained—if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time.

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