Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The trial

Today is the day that Atticus will defend Tom Robinson. The whole neighborhood was passing our house to get to the courthouse. It appeared that only Aunt Alexandra, Miss Maudie, Jem, and I were not going. We were not allowed to go, but after Atticus left we snuck out of the house and met Dill. When we got there, everyone was sitting outside waiting to go in. There were even people who traveled to see the case! When the doors opened, we waited so nobody could see us and then slip in the back but that didn’t work. All the seats were filled so we went up in the balcony with Reverend Sykes. First, Atticus questioned Mr. Heck Tate, the police officer for Maycomb. I guess Atticus knew what he was doing but I didn’t know why he was asking those questions. Then he questioned Bob Ewell and Mayella. Mayella kept changing her story but by the end she got really mad and started to scream. Atticus questioned Tom Robinson last. It seems to me that Tom Robinson is innocent and there is no possible way the jury won’t see that. Right now we’re waiting for the jury to come back. I will write back when we hear the verdict.

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