In the secret courts of men's hearts Atticus had no case. Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed.
"An' they chased him 'n' never could catch him 'cause they didn't know what he looked like, an' Atticus, when they finally saw him, why he hadn't done any of those things... Atticus, he was real nice...""Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them."harper lee
Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in.harper lee