chapter 2 or 3
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At T. J.’s trial the shopkeeper’s wife testifies
that three “Negroes” broke into the shop and that R. W.
and Melvin Simms came to help her. T. J.’s lawyer, Mr.
Jamison, asks her to estimate the height of the men who
were beating her husband. He then points out that T. J.
is much shorter. When T. J. takes the stand, he testifies
that R. W. and Melvin were with him and that they
were wearing black stockings over their heads. It was
R. W. Simms, T. J. says, who hit the shopkeeper with
an axe. T. J. explains that when he tried to run, they
beat him up, too. Mr. Jamison establishes that R. W.
Simms owns a truck that was seen near the crime scene.
Despite the evidence, T. J. is convicted and receives the