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Racism in Maycomb Many people gathered to watch Atticus Finch defend a black man Tom Robinson in the hot Maycomb County Courtroom yesterday That Negroe yonder took advantage of me claimed Mayella Ewell Tom Robinson has worked on Mr Link Deass farm for eight years that boys worked for me eight years an I aint had a speck o trouble outa him Not a speck stated Mr Deas during the trial While working on the farm he had an accident with the cotton gin leaving his entire left hand completely useless When witness Heck Tate was called to the stand it was confirmed that Mayellas right eye was blackened proving she had been hit by a left-handed man Mr Finch then attempted to transfer the blame of the assault to Mr Bob Ewell Mayellas father Coincidentally it was proven that Mr Bob Ewell is left handed and could be guilty of Mayellas battery When Ms Ewell and Mr Robinson were called to the stand they told completely different stories of what happened the day of the incident Mayella had been inviting Tom into the Ewell yard to do odd jobs for her for no charge Mayella claimed that Tom followed her into the house when she asked him to chop up a chiffarobe According to Mayella he struck her in the face and took advantage of her Toms story was much different She reached up an kissed me side of th face She says shes never kissed a grown man before an she might have well kissed a Negroe She says what her papa do to her dont count She says Kiss me back NegroeI didnt harm herI say lemme pass but just when I say it Mr Ewell yonder hollered through th window claims Tom After he saw Mr Ewell in the window he ran which led people to believe he was guilty When Atticus questioned why he ran Tom answered Mr Finch
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