To Kill a Mockingbird

What persuades the lynching party to give up their attempt on Tom's life?


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Scout's appeal to Mr. Cunningham softens the men and makes them extremely uncomfortable. She mentions his entailment, as well as the fact that his son Walter is a "friend". Scout's innocence seems to bring Mr. Cunningham to his senses, she appeals to Cunningham's humanity rather than his hate. Mr. Cunningham tells the mob to go home.


To Kill a Mockingbird