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3. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Chapters 18 - 24

3. Why does Atticus think Tom Robison could not have beaten Mayella as she says he did?

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Atticus says that Tom Robinson could not have beaten Mayella because whoever hit her had used his left hand. Tom's left hand was cripple and useless; he couldn't have been the one to have beaten her.


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