To Kill a Mockingbird

What does Jem do that, to Scout, symbolizes the end of his childhood?

To Kill A Mockingbird: Chapter 14

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When Dill unexpectedly arrives at their home and is discovered hiding under Scout's bed, Jem says that Dill should let his mother know where he is. He then goes to report the situation to Atticus. Scout remarks that by taking this action, Jem "broke the remaining code of our childhood".


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