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This question is answered in the Chapter 10 Question and Answers section here on Enotes:
"3. Scout wants her father to be a devil from hell so she can brag about him to others."
well in this chapter she is complaining about how old he is and how he can't do anything. She wishes that he was "a devil from hell" because she wants him to be interesting and be able to brag about him to her peers
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