At the end of chapter 19, Jem makes Scout walk Dill out of the courtroom because he is causing a disruption and crying aloud. At the beginning of chapter 20, Scout and Dill exit the courthouse, and Dolphus Raymond offers Dill a sip of his drink, which is concealed in the paper bag. Much to the children's surprise, Dolphus Raymond is not drinking alcohol and has been sipping Coca-Cola inside a paper bag. After giving Dill some Coca-Cola to settle his stomach, Dolphus sympathizes with Dill and says that he understands why Dill felt upset after watching Mr. Gilmer disrespect Tom Robinson during his cross-examination. Dolphus then asks the children to keep his secret and explains why he feigns alcoholism. Essentially, Dolphus Raymond chooses to feign alcoholism in order to avoid confrontation with his racist neighbors who disagree with his taboo lifestyle. Instead of blatantly challenging his prejudiced neighbors, Dolphus finds it easier to feign alcoholism, which justifies his taboo lifestyle in the community's perspective.