This summer, Dill does not come to Maycomb, and Atticus has to travel for work every week. As Atticus is away, Calpurnia decides to take the children to her church that Sunday. The people at the Black church are mostly welcoming to the children, and the Reverend says everyone knows Atticus. During the service, the Reverend collects money for Tom Robinson’s wife, who cannot find work because of her husband’s arrest and the accusations against him. Calpurnia tells the children Bob Ewell accused Tom Robinson of having raped his daughter. At home, Aunt Alexandra is waiting for the children.
Alexandra plans to stay with the kids for a while to take care of their upbringing while Atticus is busy. Alexandra tells the children about their family history and tries to get them to act in a way that represents the Finch family. Alexandra makes Atticus give the children a speech telling them to act like a lady and gentleman. When his words upse...