What do the children learn in chapter 10?

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In chapter 10, the children learn that their father isn't as "uncool" as they originally thought. The chapter begins with the children mourning how old and boring Atticus is. Later in the chapter, Calpurnia tells them of all Atticus's talents, including his skill in shooting. Jem and Scout then witness Attiucs's skill as he kills Tim Johnson, the dog with rabies, at the end of the chapter. The childrens' feelings about their father change from embarassment to pride.