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Other people don't understand "Maycomb's ways."  Harper Lee again emphasizes that outsiders  are viewed with suspicion. When Miss Caroline announces her county of origin, "The class  murmured apprehensively, should she prove to harbor her share of the peculiarities indigenous to  that region." When Scout tries to explain Walter Cunningham's predicament to Miss Caroline by simply saying,  "'he's a Cunningham,'" she remarks to readers "I thought I had made things sufficiently clear. It was  clear enough to the rest of us." The children don't expect Miss Caroline to understand the intricacies  of their town, but they're forced to expand their worldview when they realize that "a Cunningham is a  Cunningham" is not explanation enough for a Maycomb newcomer. Ironically, Scout soon learns that she doesn't understand as much about "Maycomb's ways" as she  thinks. When Scout uses Burris Ewell's lack of regular school attendance as a good reason that she 
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