S: By Bailey Decker and Sawyer Harmon
BC: "Friends?" (Lee 183)
FC: Mayella's Story
1: I try to fill in for her... | People says I looks like my mother. She 'as mighty kind, she was. I wish she were here.
2: This is my house. Well, it ain't much of one, but it keeps the kids dry.
3: This here's Tom Ribinson. He's real nice, but daddy don't like him round here. He gets real mean about Tom comin' roun'.
4: This here's my daddy. He's not real nice to us, and he drinks a bit much. But he somehow keeps us going, keeps us alive.
5: This here's Judge Taylor. He was real scary to me. Maybe because I was all down there on the witness stand. 'E Seemed fair though.
6: I wish my daddy wouldn't beat me. I was only tryin' to be nice to Tom there. But Daddy gets real mean when he's drinkin'...
7: These here are my geraniums. They're the only thing I have lef' to be proud of. Even my siblings gone bad.
8: I gave the kids some nickels for ice cream the day it happened. They're not nice kids, but they still deserve to be loved.