How did Tom's wife react to the news of his death, according to Dill?

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson is found guilty of the rape and attack of Mayella Ewell, despite his innocence, and is sent to a prison seventy miles away while waiting for his appeal. Distraught, Tom attempts to escape, is shot seventeen times by prison guards, and dies. Atticus ends up receiving the news before Tom's widow, Helen, does, so he must be the one to inform her. 

Atticus, Calpurnia, Jem, and Dill seek out Helen at the cabins past the dump and deliver the news. As Dill describes it, Helen falls straight down into the dirt when she hears the news, "like a giant with a big foot just came along and stepped on her." Helen is absolutely destroyed by the news. Although it may have seemed like her husband's false imprisonment was the worst thing that could happen to her, his tragic death is far worse. She is now alone in the world and singularly responsible for taking care of their family. This is a tremendous emotional and mental burden to bear, particularly as a black woman in a racist Southern community. 

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Jem, Dill, Calpurnia, and Atticus all ride out past the dump and "down the narrow lane to the Negro cabins" (To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 25).  Tom Robinson has died and Atticus needs to break the tragic news to his wife, Helen.  Atticus brings Calpurnia along to comfort Helen.

Helen greets them politely, but then she realizes why they have come.  She does not speak anymore.  Dill explains to Scout how Helen reacts:

"Scout," said Dill, "she just fell down in the dirt.  Just fell down in the dirt, like a giant with a big foot just came along and stepped on her. Just ump—"  Dill’s fat foot hit the ground. "Like you’d step on an ant."

Helen's reaction is one of utter devastation.  She has already suffered the emotional turmoil of having her husband imprisoned and convicted of a crime when he is innocent.  She also faces financial difficulties, as she has been the only one able to make money while her husband is in jail.  The news of her husband's death comes as the final blow.

Calpurnia and Atticus help Helen into her house.  They stay in the house to talk to her.  Atticus finally emerges, but Calpurnia stays inside the house to comfort Helen.

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