Dill was from Meridian, Mississippi, was spending the summer with his aunt, Miss Rachel, and would be spending every summer in Maycomb from now on.
Dill left us early in September, to return to Meridian.
His family was from Maycomb County originally, his mother worked for a photographer in Meridian, had entered his picture in a Beautiful Child contest and won five dollars.
Has too, he lives in Meridian.
But Dill got him the third day, when he told Jem that folks in Meridian certainly weren't as afraid as the folks in Maycomb, that he'd never seen such scary folks as the ones in Maycomb.
The letter said he had a new father whose picture was enclosed, and he would have to stay in Meridian because they planned to build a fishing boat.
Still in wrist manacles, he wandered two miles out of Meridian where he discovered a small animal show and was immediately engaged to wash the camel.
He had taken thirteen dollars from his mother's purse, caught the nine o'clock from Meridian and got off at Maycomb Junction.
Think they're still searchin' all the picture shows in Meridian.
We were taking a short cut across the square when four dusty cars came in from the Meridian highway, moving slowly in a line.
She's run distracted lookin' for you— you watch out she don't ship you back to Meridian first thing in the mornin'.
Dill would be leaving for Meridian tomorrow; today he was off with Jem at Barker's Eddy.
Barker's Eddy is at the end of a dirt road off the Meridian highway about a mile from town.
Two days later Dill arrived in a blaze of glory: he had ridden the train by himself from Meridian to Maycomb Junction (a courtesy title— Maycomb Junction was in Abbott County) where he had been met by Miss Rachel in Maycomb's one taxi; he had eaten dinner in the diner, he had seen two twins hitched together get off the train in Bay St. Louis and stuck to his story regardless of threats.
Refreshed by food, Dill recited this narrative: having been bound in chains and left to die in the basement (there were basements in Meridian) by his new father, who disliked him, and secretly kept alive on raw field peas by a passing farmer who heard his cries for help (the good man poked a bushel pod by pod through the ventilator), Dill worked himself free by pulling the chains from the wall.
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all points on the same meridian have the same longitude