What is Miss Maudie's reaction after her house is burned down?

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Miss Maudie takes the burning down of her house really well and doesn't seem too worried by the event.  The next day she is out in her yard planning how she will make her garden bigger and better.  She also talks to Atticus about building a smaller house.  I think Miss Maudie is a person who doesn't put much value on material things.  She is happy that no one is hurt and the fire didn't spread to Atticus's house next door.  Miss Maudie seems to be an eccentric person who tries to live life without worry.  This is probably one reason why Scout likes Miss Maudie.  She seems almost child-like in ways and enjoys life without being too affected by seemingly traumatic events.  She is more interested in the beauty of flowers and nature than she is in the possessions she lost.

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