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As Atticus speaks with Uncle Jack during the time frame that the children are supposed to be in bed, he makes some very intentional statements because he knows Scout is listening in. He tells Jack that he hopes both Jem and Scout will not be affected by the social aspects of his defense of Tom Robinson. He shows that he values both of his children, and after he and Jack have the conversation about his defense, he tells Scout to return to bed. At the end of this chapter, Scout, our narrator, tells us that she realized years later that Atticus was saying all that he said with the intent of her hearing it.