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Symbolism In To Kill A Mockingbird Chapter 8
One day after school Jem told Scott that he had found a pair of pants on the fence. They found another knothole, after school they went to go check it out. It was two figures that were made to represent Scout and Jem. Also when Mr.Radley says he plugged the knothole because the tree was dying.

Chapter 8: Maycomb experienced his first real winter that came with a light snowfall. Even though there was snow there wasn’t enough to make a real snowman so they made one out of dirt and covered it with snow. That night Miss Maudie’s caught fire. The neighbors helped her to save her furniture and the fireman show up in just enough time to keep the fire from spreading to other houses or areas.

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