Atticus makes deal with Scout on her going to school

“If you’ll concede the necessity of going to school, we’ll go on reading every night just as we always have. Is it a bargain?”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 3. Atticus strikes a deal with Scout, who has been trying to wiggle her way out of going to school. Atticus is a very dutiful and understanding father, who has been teaching Scout reading at home.