May 14th, 1934
Bob Ewell makes a secret attack
Bob Ewell attacked Scout and Jem in the middle of a bunch of trees after a pagent. He snuck up on them and of course they didn't know.
Jem heard noises, Scout thought it was Jem messing with her but it wasn't. Bob Ewell snuck up on them and tried to beat scout, scout couldn't get away and she just hid in her ham costume and Jem protected her.
Everyone never would've thought Ewell would have done any of this.
Scout Finch, a nine year old, says "then I saw the shadow. It was the shadow of a man with a hat on. At first I thought it was a tree, but there was no wind blowing, and tree trunks never walked. The back porch was bathed in moonlight, And the shadow, crisp and toast, moved across the porch towards Jem."
Scout also says, “I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”
Dog gets shot yesterday afternoon
Tim Johnson, a dog, gets shot by Atticus Finch.
This dog has been causing many problems for quite sometime now. But Atticus saw this dog and he shot it.
Finch says, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."
Tim roams the streets when his owner is gone, Jem told Cal, his mother that there is a dog in the streets that is acting very diferent. and suspicious. So Atticus shot him.
People wanted this dog dead for quite some time because he just roams the streets and it was also Harrys dog so that wasn't good.
Earthquake in Chile kills over thousands of people
In 1939 there was an earthquake in Chile that killed 50,000 people and injured 60,000 people.
Earthquakes in Chile tend to be very dangerous. Most people were crushed by falling buildings. The earthquake destroyed more than half of the city. It ruined over 3,500 homes in Chile. The electricity was cut in all of the city and fires were reported in the city also.
This earthquake happened in January, these earthquakes are common in this area and people weren't surprised when it happened but when it kills this many people, it is very sad.
The disaster came just 33 years after another terrible quake in Chile killed tens of thousands.
40,000 people were crushed by falling buildings. There was a show going on in the theaters when this earthquake happened. Many people fell into the gaps from the earthquake.
This earthquake occurred in south central Chile, it is the single deadliest earthquake in Chile.
Let it snow, let it snow
Snow in Maycomb is very rare. They never get snow and if they do everyone is very surprised and sometime a little scared to see snow fall for the first time in a long, long, long time. Since it did snow, school was even closed. Now when it snows somewhere else like in North Dakota they don't cancel school because it snows there everyday.
There wasn't enough snow to build a snowman, so they used some dirt mixed with some snow. People in Maycomb have never really seen snow and they think its pretty cool.
Scouts snowman reveals the difference in how each party interacts with others.
Tom Robinson's death marks today
In loving memory, we will always remember Robinson. He wasn't only a wonderful man, he was a loving person to each and everyone of us. We never really appreciated the good in him. We just thought of him of being an innocent and normal person. But he was an innocent man, people blamed him for something he did not do. He died that night after the trial.
People think the reason why he died is because he was blamed for something he didn't do. So I am sure he thought what is the point in living if you have to live with being blamed of raping a little girl.
He was accused of it, he was only 23 years old and it was one of the worst crimes to be blamed for. He was sent to prison and he must have of thought he couldn't live a life in prison. Therefor he died that night.
He was treated fairly though, he was treated differently than the whites and I am sure that had an affect on him, also, not just being accused.
He is now better up there. In loving memory,