Scout starts second grade. It's just as bad as first grade. Jem finally tells Scout what happened when he went back to the Radley House: his pants were folded up on top of the fence, and the tear in them had been sloppily mended.
Just so, what do Jem and Scout find in the tree in Chapter 7?
Scout and Jem find chewing gum, grey twine, girl and boy dolls carved out of soap, a medal, a watch and pennies. The children in the neighborhood of Maycomb are afraid of the Radley House, because they fear that Boo Radley is some kind of monster and the house's trees are poisoned. They do not realize it is Boo Radley.
What does JEM reveal to scout?
In Chapter 7, Jem tells Scout that he went back for his pants, but instead of being in the tangle as he left them, they were neatly folded across the fence, "..like they were expecting me" (pg 58). They had also been sewn. He had torn them when he tried to get through the fence.