Why does Calpurnia arrive at the courthouse in Chapter 20 of To Kill a Mockingbird?

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Scout and Dill have just returned to the courtroom from their brief visit with Mr. Raymond to see that Atticus is beginning his closing arguments for the jury. Once Atticus finishes, Dill points and says, "Looka yonder." The children turn to see Calpurnia walking towards Atticus. She asks permission to hand Atticus a note. Atticus reads the note from Aunt Alexandra and tells Judge Taylor that it says the "children are missing." Mr. Underwood overhears the conversation and tells Atticus that the children are in the courtroom where they have been watching the trial. Calpurnia is angry, but Atticus says they can return after supper. Calpurnia is especially disappointed in Jem for allowing Scout to watch the trial. She informs him that Aunt Alexandra will have a "stroke of paralysis" when she finds out.

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At the end of Chapter 20, Calpurnia makes her way to Atticus, who has just given his closing remarks. Calpurnia politely asks Judge Taylor if she could pass a note to Atticus. Calpurnia delivers a note written by Aunt Alexandra, which says the children have been missing since noon. Mr. Underwood tells Atticus that Jem, Scout, and Dill are sitting in the Colored balcony, and they've been there since noon. Atticus then calls for Jem to come down, and the children climb across Reverend Sykes to make their way toward Atticus. Scout mentions that Calpurnia looked "peeved," but Atticus appeared to be exhausted. Atticus tells the children to return home with Calpurnia, which Jem protests. Atticus allows the children to return to hear the verdict after they eat their supper. Calpurnia then walks the children home and yells at Jem for taking Scout to see the trial. 

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