Later in the middle of the night Jem decides he needs to go back and find them. Scout argues with him and she threatens that she will tell Atticus if he decides to do this. This is when Scout states, "It was then, I suppose, that Jem and I first began to part company." In the previous chapters there was already drama brewing between the two siblings as the difference between their genders began to develop as a major difference between them. Dill and Jem had began to exclude Scout from their daily activities and Scout is left alone with only Ms. Atkinson to spend time with.
The change in their relationship could also be described as a result of their age difference as well. With Jem growing up he may begin to feel more and more distant from his little sister and he may not want to hang around her as much.
Regardless, with the knowledge that the line "It was then, I suppose, that Jem and I first began to part company" is foreshadowing future events in the story in what ways do you think Jem and Scout's relationship is going to change? Why do you think it is going to change? What role, if any does gender play in this situation?