To Kill a Mockingbird

by: Harper Lee

Chapters 9–11

1

“‘Scout, simply by the nature of the work, every lawyer gets at least one case in his lifetime that affects him personally. This one’s mine, I guess. You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head high and keep those fists down.’”

2

“‘Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win,’ Atticus said.”

3

“But I never figured out how Atticus knew I was listening, and it was not until many years later that I realized he wanted me to hear every word he said.”

4

“‘Naw, Scout, it’s something you wouldn’t understand. Atticus is real old, but I wouldn’t care if he couldn’t do anything—I wouldn’t care if he couldn’t do a blessed thing.’”

5

“‘According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew.’”