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The first summer, the children spend a good deal of their time talking about the Radleys and being scared to even go near the Radley house.  They second summer Jem, Dill and Scout spend together, Dill invents the game "Boo Radley".  The children dramatize events they've heard regarding the Radelys' lives.  Scout complains because she usually has to play Mrs. Radley, whereas Jem and Dill get to play more interesting characters, like Boo.  The children even go so far as to take Calpurnia's scissors from her sewing kit to reenact Boo stabbing his father in the leg.  Atticus eventually catches the kids playing the game and forbids it.

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