Where in To Kill a Mockingbird does it mention that Mr. Dolphus Raymond is a "fine folk"? Where is the quote or where is it mentioned in the book by Calpurnia? "Fine Folks" were the people...

Where in To Kill a Mockingbird does it mention that Mr. Dolphus Raymond is a "fine folk"? 

Where is the quote or where is it mentioned in the book by Calpurnia? "Fine Folks" were the people living in Maycomb for years and had ancestry there, etc. Mr. Raymond is a fine folk and so the way he lived is unaccceptable and at a point in time, Calpurnia said he is a fine folk. Where in the book again does it say it or where is the quote in the book? Chapter and page, please.

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I don't believe there is a direct quote in To Kill a Mockingbird that calls Dolphus Raymond "fine folk" (or "fine folks"). Nor does Calpurnia ever refer to anyone specifically as "fine folks." The only reference to "Fine Folks" comes in Chapter 13 when Scout compares her definition of the term with that of her Aunt Alexandra's.

I had received the impression that Fine Folks were people who did the best they could with the sense they had, but Aunt Alexandra was of the opinion... that the longer a family had been squatting on one patch of land the finer it was. 

Dolphus Raymond would certainly fit the term under Alexandra's definition, although few people in Maycomb would actually call Raymond "Fine Folks." Jem also recognized that the Ewells would also be fine folks, since they had lived in Maycomb for at least three generations.

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