To Kill a Mockingbird

What was "round the back steps" when Calpurnia came in on Monday morning?

chapter 23 

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Gifts for Atticus and the family....... food given in appreciation for his help and fine counsel.

The kitchen table was loaded with enough food to bury the family: hunks of salt pork, tomatoes, beans, even scuppernongs. Atticus grinned when he found a jar of pickled pigs’ knuckles. "Reckon Aunty’ll let me eat these in the diningroom?"

Calpurnia said, "This was all ‘round the back steps when I got here this morning. They—they ’preciate what you did, Mr. Finch. They—they aren’t oversteppin‘ themselves, are they?

 

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