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THE RADLEY PLACE. Jem and Scout have grown up with the mysterious Radleys as neighbors, but when Dill arrives in Maycomb, he arouses their curiosity in the family--and especially Boo. Jem and Scout begin to see it in a different light.
The house was low, was once white with a deep front porch and green shutters, but had long ago darkened to the color of the slate-gray yard around it. Rain-rotted shingles drooped over the eaves of the veranda; oak trees kept the sun away. (Chapter 1)
MRS. DUBOSE'S HOUSE. It is the inside of Mrs. Dubose's house that is most memorable to Scout and Jem. It was bad enough that "She was horrible," but the house seemed to fit her perfectly.
An oppressive odor met us when we crossed the threshold, an odor I had met many times in rain-rotted gray houses... It always made me afraid, expectant, watchful. (Chapter 11)
MISS MAUDIE'S HOUSE. Scout felt right at home at Miss Maudie's house, where she happily munched on the best cake in town. Although Maudie "hated her house,"
In summertime... Miss Maudie and I would sit silently on her porch, watching the sky go from yellow to pink as the sun went down, watching flights of martins sweep low over the neighborhood and disappear behind the schoolhouse rooftops. (Chapter 5)
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