On what page number does Link Deas say, "I just want the whole lot of you to know one thing right now. That boy's worked for me eight years an' I ain't had a speck o'trouble outa him. Not a speck."?

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In Chapter 19, Tom Robinson testifies that he is married and works for Mr. Link Deas. Tom tells the court that he passes Mayella's house every day to get to and from work, and she often asks him for help doing chores around her yard. Tom elaborates on the events that took place on November 21st and tells the jury that Mayella tried to seduce him and even kissed him on the cheek. As Tom ran out of the house, he heard Bob Ewell call his daughter a whore and threaten to kill her. Tom Robinson tells Atticus that the reason he ran was because he was scared. As Atticus sits down and the prosecutor, Mr. Glimer stands up to cross-examine Tom, and Link Deas yells from the audience,

"I just want the whole lot of you to know one thing right now. That boy's worked for me eight years an' I ain't had a speck o'trouble outa him. Not a speck." (Lee 261)

Mr. Link Deas testifies to Tom Robinson's character in front of the entire Maycomb community. Tom's wrongful conviction is a result of the prevalent racist attitudes the jury members have towards African Americans. After Tom is shot trying to escape from prison, Mr. Link Deas gives his wife Helen a job.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

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