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What is a quote that depicts Mayella accusing Tom Robinson of rape in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird?

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From the time she takes the witness stand, Mayella Ewell is an unsteady and unbelievable witness. She takes the kind respect of Atticus as an effort to insult her and admits with a nod that when her father is drinking, things can get tough.

At one point during Mayella's testimony, Atticus asks Tom to rise and then asks Mayella if this is the man who raped her.

She replies, "It most certainly is."

This testimony is a clear fabrication, as it is clear even to Scout and Jem that Tom could could not have assaulted Mayella in the ways she has testified because of the injuries he sustained to one arm when he was a boy.

Atticus simply responds with a one-word question: "How?"

Mayella defends her testimony, saying, "I don't know how he done it, but he done it—I said it all happened so fast I—"

Try as he might, Atticus cannot get Mayella to modify her testimony to reflect the facts of the case, and she finally ends her time on the stand with a vocal outburst that is both racially inflammatory and...

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