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5a. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Chapters 18 - 24

5a. How do the children learn that Mr. Dolphus Raymond is not what they think he is?

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Dolphus Raymond is imagined to be the town drunk and eccentric if not crazy. The children are the only ones to think to actually talk with him. Scout and Dill find out he just drinks Coke but uses the his stereotype to excuse his fondness for black people,

"When I come to town, … if I weave a little and drink out of this sack, folks can say Dolphus Raymond's in the clutches of whiskey—that's why he won't change his ways. He can't help himself, that's why he lives the way he does"