In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, what does Bob Ewell do to Helen Robinson?

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In Chapter 27, Calpurnia tells Scout that things were tough on Helen Robinson after Tom died. She tells Scout that Helen was forced to walk nearly a mile out of her way to work in order to avoid Bob Ewell. Helen had told Calpurnia that Bob "chunked at her"...

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In Chapter 27, Calpurnia tells Scout that things were tough on Helen Robinson after Tom died. She tells Scout that Helen was forced to walk nearly a mile out of her way to work in order to avoid Bob Ewell. Helen had told Calpurnia that Bob "chunked at her" the first time she used the public road. Helen's boss, Link Deas, noticed that Helen was coming to work from the wrong direction every morning and asked Helen why. Helen told Link Deas what Bob had done, and Link decided to walk Helen home that night. Link stopped in front of Bob's home and threatened to call the police on him the next time he heard Helen complain about him.

The next day, Helen walked down the main road and nobody "chunked at her." However, when she walked a short distance beyond Bob's yard, she turned around and saw Bob following her. Bob followed her the entire way to Link Deas' house muttering foul words. Helen was so scared that she called Link Deas who was at his store. When Link Deas arrived at his home, he saw Bob Ewell leaning on his fence. Link told him to get off his property and threatened to have Bob arrested for assault. Bob responded by saying, "I ain't touch her, Link Deas, and ain't about to go with no nigger!" (Lee 334). Link Deas then told Bob that he didn't have to touch Helen for it to be considered assault and that he'd get Bob arrested for violating the Ladies' Law.

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