To Kill a Mockingbird

by Paula Bosse

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by Paula Bosse

“…Remember, it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it.

“Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

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mockingbird_dmn_012900_pauline-periwinklePauline Periwinkle in The Dallas Morning News, Jan. 29, 1900

mockingbird_dmn_112905DMN, Nov. 29, 1905

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RIP, Harper Lee — and thank you.

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Copyright © 2016 Paula Bosse. All Rights Reserved.

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