Glazastik lived in a small house on the main street of Meikomba. The Finch family was one of the oldest in the district and consisted of three people. The head of the family, Atticus, a lawyer, worked as a lawyer in court and kept his own law firm. He was a widower a few years ago, and one raised two children. The difference in age between Glazastik and her older brother Jim was four years. Raising the children of Atticus was helped by the black-skinned servant of Calpurnia, a strict woman, but kind. Her children were a little afraid.
This story happened in the year when Brother Jim broke his arm, and it all started with the Scarecrow Radley. These Redly, who lived in the neighborhood of Finch, were an unsociable family. Senior members of this family very rarely left the house, and
The legend of the Scarecrow fascinated the new neighbor Glazestik. A boy named Dill came to his aunt for the summer holidays and made friends with Finchy. All summer new friends tried to lure the Scarecrow out of the house, but their attempts failed.
In the autumn, Glazastik went to school. Now every day she had to walk past the “accursed house.” High virgin oaks grew near the house. Once, Glazastik found in the hollow of one of the oaks a packet of chewing gum, and a little later – a box with two “happy” pennies. From whom these gifts, children only guessed.
The following summer, Dill came back again, and the children returned to their favorite pastime – luring the Scarecrow out of the house. This continued until Atticus forbade the children to molest their neighbors and play skits from their lives. Despite the ban, the children still managed to get stuck in history. Before leaving, Dilla was again drawn to the Scarecrow’s house.
In the autumn, the children again found gifts in the hollow, while Mr. Radley did not cover the hiding place with cement. Winter that year was very cold. The house had to be heated, and one night the house burned next door to Finch. Atticus took the children out into the street. While Glazastik was looking at the fire, someone carefully covered her with a blanket. The children guessed that it was the Scarecrow.
Soon after the fire Attikus was instructed to protect a black guy who allegedly raped a white girl. Atticus could not abandon this case, because he believed in the innocence of his client. Townspeople and residents of the district did not like black people and condemned Atticus. This is reflected in the children. They could not hear how they insulted their father, and came home bruised.
Spring came, and the Finch family increased by one person – Alexander’s aunt moved to live with them. Previously, she lived on a family farm near the city, but Glazastik grew up, and Alexander decided to move to his brother and support him. My aunt put her orders in the house and even tried to fire the black-skinned servant Calpurnia, but Atticus did not allow it.
After a while Dill joined the children’s company again. He ran away from his mother and stepfather. A week later, Tom Robinson, who was defended by Atticus, was transferred to a city prison. The first night of the prison was guarded by Atticus himself. Farmers, who came from all over the district, intended to lynch the unfortunate. The situation was saved by children who wanted to know where their father had gone. Glazastik recognized one of the farmers, and they could not do what was planned in front of the child.
Almost all residents of the district came to the court. During the trial, Attikus proved that Tom was innocent. In fact, the girl sought the location of Tom. Bob Euel found his daughter behind this occupation and beat her, throwing the blame on the black guy. Despite the indirect evidence of innocence, the jury did not justify Tom. Until now, in Maycombe, the Negro was not justified, if he opposed White. Traditionally, a white man is always right, so Tom was sentenced to death and sent to a prison farm. As a rule, such sentences were passed in a matter of minutes, but this time the jurors conferred for several hours and hardly came to an agreement. Atticus considered this his small victory and was confident that he could save Tom from the electric chair. Unfortunately, Tom died, trying to escape from prison.
Euel, whom Atticus put on a fool at the trial, threatened all participants in the meeting. He molested the widow of Tom, climbed into the house to the judge. Children were afraid for their father, but he did not take it seriously.
On the Day of All Saints, the school hosted a celebration and a costume show. The eyes looked like a ham. On the way home, Bob Euel attacked the children. Only the suit on the wire frame saved the girl from death. It was then that Jim broke his arm. Children would not have come home if they had not been helped by a stranger. He killed Ewell and took Jim home, unconscious with pain. This man was the Scarecrow Radley – timid, timid and sick man. The sheriff formalized the death of Yuel as suicide. He could not put Radley on public display, it’s the same as killing a mockingbird, a defenseless singing bird.