The Barber Sisters (Miss "Tutti" and Miss "Frutti")
The Barber Sisters (Miss Sarah, nicknamed "Tutti" and Miss Frances, nicknamed "Frutti") are maiden sisters who live in the only house in Maycomb with a cellar. They were originally from Clanton, Alabama; and are rumored to be Republicans. Besides their Yankee ways, both sisters are deaf (Tutti completely deaf; Frutti uses an ear trumpet), and had a Halloween prank pulled on them by some of the more wicked schoolchildren (Scout and Jem were not included) who put all of their furniture in their cellar.
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—Unknown. Binnorie; or, The Two Sisters (l. 4144)