Chapter one of the book "To Kill a Mockingbird," written by Harper Lee and published in 1960, introduces the story of a little girl and her community in Maycomb, Alabama. Characters introduced in chapter one are "Scout," the narrator whose real name is Jean Louise Finch, her father, attorney Atticus Finch, her older brother, Jeremy Atticus Finch, their cook and housekeeper, Calpurnia, their aunt and next-door neighbor, Rachel Haverford, and Dill Harris, a friend from Meridian, Mississippi, who comes to visit.
The story of "To Kill a Mockingbird" is written from the point of view of the narrator, Scout, from the age of 6 to 9, but it is told as an adult looking back to her early years. The narrator spends most of the first chapter recounting her family history.
The story begins one summer when she and her brother, Jeremy, meet a boy, Dill, who is visiting from Mississippi and spends the summers with his aunt, Rachel Haverford.
As the book develops from the children's point of view, Scout recounts the tale of a mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley, a recluse who is introduced later, becomes a focus for the children as he is never seen. Dill is determined to try and get Boo to come outside and spends his time devising games and tricks to try and lure Boo into view.