Maggie, who is hosting Southern Reading Challenge, has just announced a little contest for those of us participating in the challenge. We are supposed to pick out a passage from one of our Southern reads, that depicts a “sense of place,” and then either take a photo or find a picture on the internet that goes well with the passage. I couldn’t resist! It’s been an incredibly busy week for me, and haven’t started on my next read yet, so I went back to To Kill a Mockingbird and found a passage I thought fit perfectly with this challenge, since Maggie has been sending pecans to the winners of her random weekly drawings!
“Yes,” said our father, when Jem asked him if we could go over and sit by Miss Rachel’s fishpool with Dill, as this was his last night in Maycomb. “Tell him so long for me and we’ll see him next summer.”
We leaped over the low wall that separated Miss Rachel’s yard from our driveway. Jem whistled bob-white and Dill answered in the darkness.
“Not a breath blowing,” said Jem. “Looka yonder.”