How does Harper lee create suspense in chapter 27 of To Kill a Mockingbird?

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First, it becomes clear that the Ewells are not finished being rotten. When Mr. Link Deas provides a job to Helen Robinson because he feels "right bad about the way things turned out," the Ewells "chunk" at her when she walks by their house on the way to work. Link Deas goes to the Ewell home to confront their behavior, and they all hide. Since Bob Ewell has threatened Atticus for his work on Tom's behalf, it is clear that he could retaliate against anyone who defends blacks in their...

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