I keep a pocket notebook handy while reading an important book. Here are my notes, which undergo a sort of transformation as I type them. Page numbers reflect the library book edition.
p.37 – that’s not the trash – that’s the MAN.
p.45 – seeds of states rights -> wwii did something…
p.76 – one or t’other
tolerate small ‘c’ corruption – allow for the perfidy of our ancestors
p.95 – isaiah – go set a watchman – let him DECLARE what he sees
anthropophagus = cannibal
“several degrees” univ. kill by degrees
p.106 – ‘to do as they were told”
p.119 – “Her mind refused to register what here eyes and ears told it.”
p.122 – had she time to think – may have prevented… “a recurring story as old as time.”
200 years ago = 1750s
re: civil war, “the bloodiest war and hardest peace in modern history could not destroy…
…on private ground in the twilight of a civilisation no wars and no peace could save.”
p.133 – “on the 30th sept. she would kill herself.”
p.137 – with that book-learning, you never had a chance.”
“Don’t you study about other folks’ business until you take care of your own.” Calpurnia
p.154 – apartness – home?
p.166 “…they’ve gotten civilized…”
p.167 it is me???
p.175 Scout applies COMMON SENSE (mom: “Think about it…”)
p.177 the best minds in the country have told us who you are.
p.178 Scout to NY: Drop Dead
p.181 Mr. Stone set a Watchman
p.197 …bloodless reconstruction this ?
p.239 react as per “kind” then use “head”
p.247 “I grew upright here in your house, and I never knew what was in your mind. I only heard what you said.”
p.271 prejudice, a dirty word and faith a clean one begin where reason ends.