Chapter 17: Heck Tate and Bob Ewell Block C (Bob Ewell (Mr. Gilmer (then…
Chapter 17: Heck Tate and Bob Ewell Block C
“And what did you find?”
I found her lying on the floor and she was pretty well beat up,
“Who called you?”
“Did you go?”
“What night, sir?”
“Did you call a doctor, Sheriff? Did anybody call a doctor?”
“Didn’t call a doctor?”
It wan't necessary
“But you didn’t call a doctor? While you were there did anyone send for one, fetch one, carry her to one?”
All around her throat? At the back of her neck?”
“Yes, what were her other injuries?”
her arms were bruised, and she showed me her neck, and there were definite finger marks on her gullet
“Which side again, Heck?”
“Was it her left facing you or her left looking the same way you were?”
Then it would have been her right eye
“Can’t you remember?”
“How do you know?”
When I got there she was beat up
“you say she was mighty banged up. In what way?”
Well, she was beaten around the head. There was already bruises comin‘ on her arms
did you see the defendant having sexual intercourse with Mayella?
yes I did
is it the first time you've ever been in court?
father of Mayella?
are you ambidextrous?
I can use one hand good as the other
can you show us?
yes, that's how he signs his relief check
hold everything Tate said
hear Heck Tate?
did you not think she needed an medical attention?
I never thought of it, cost 5 dollar
did you run for a doctor?
"Mr Ewell, can you read and write?"
Yes. He is left handed.
then what did you do?
I ran to Tate as fast as I could
what did you do when you saw the defendant?
I ran around the house to get in, but he run out just in front of me
how did the room look?
it was all slung about, like there was a fight
did you have a clear view?
how far is it from the ground?
about 3 feet
you were at the window?
she was screaming?
yes, he was confused about it, but then saw Tom raping Mayella
what time is it?
just before sundown
What happened that night?
Cutting woods - hear Mayella screaming like a stuck hog