I can see that Niger lover walking across the street, telling good morning to every old folk he comes along with. He is the real bad guy, not, me, like most people think. Defending naggers must be a sin! I don’t see why people admire Tactics so much. Wearing nice clothes every damn day isn’t everything on a person. I Just hate that Niger lover so dam much. When I walked up to the courthouse and threw my now empty bottle of whiskey away, I felt strangers staring at me like if they every damn thing ’bout me.
I paid no attention, like the gentleman I am and got to my seat, next to Male. As I sat down and court started, Heck Tate got up to testify. I can say he was dressed pretty nice for the occasion. Not that I cared. Wearing an ordinary business suit Just made him look like every other man in this goddamn town. He was sitting forward in the witness chair with his hands between his knees. I could tell he was trying to stay focused and listen to the solicitor. I was paying good attention at what he had to say, making sure he didn’t lie ’bout me.
He told the Jury I went in to his office one day, very excited, which I did, and told him that omen Niger had raped my girl. That’s damn right, Tom Robinson raped my daughter. Heck Tate said that he came to my house and found Male lying on the ground in the room to the right as you go in from the front door. I remember her well beat up. That Niger will pay for this. After Heck Tate was done testifying, it was my turn to do so. I did. I went up to the witness chair and swore to tell nothing but the truth. Oh, and guess what I did? I told the goddamn truth.
I said I went home and saw that Niger Tom on top of my Male! That’s all I needed to say, nothing more. Tactics then asked me to write y name down on a piece of paper to prove that I was left- handed. Male has a bruise on her right eye; he thinks I hit her. That’s Just great. When I got off the witness chair and went back to my seat, Judge Taylor asked Male to go and testify. I paid quiet attention at her, making sure she told the truth, as well, and what that Niger did to her. Male started out by saying that she was on the porch the evening Tom walked by.
She stopped for a while. When Judge Taylor told her to keep going, she burst out in tears. My poor daughter couldn’t handle the truth. She said she asked Tom to help her move a chiffonier and she’s give him a nickel. Tom did so and told her to not pay him at all. That hypocrite only wanted more time to plan the attack. Male said she turned around to get the nickel anyway and when him as soon as I saw him, but he ran away Just like the coward he is. That Niger had to testify now. He got up and went to the witness chair, but had to take the oath before sitting down.
I remember his hand fell off the Bible and hit the table next to him. That miserable thing shouldn’t even be alive anymore. Judge Taylor excused him after he tried to pull his arm back up and said that that’ll do. When Tactics began to question him, he asked if he had got in a fight. The Niger said he had and went to jail for not paying the fine. He says that explains his useless left hand. That insigne’s been in Jail already, I don’t see why they still think it was me who hit Male. He said that he went to my house lots of times. That damn Niger!
When he went to move the chiffonier and that by the time he was done Male was the one that got on him and darted kissing him. Can you believe that? Male would never do such thing. That goddamn filthy liar deserves life in prison. The end of the trial took so long Just wanted to die of boredom. It was worth it, though. Judge Taylor and everyone else in jury went to a room at the back of the courthouse to talk about the final decision. After about two hours, they came back. Everyone immediately woke up, stood up, and sat back down as Judge Taylor did. I wanted to leave that damn court already.
A member of the Jury stood up to speak. Guilty, guilty, guilty’, he repeated, and the Jury left for the last time. I was so damn happy! That Niger finally, after all this unnecessary and long trial, will pay for everything he did. I knew it since it all started. I saw him in top of Male with my own eyes. I still don’t understand why there even had to be a trial. I grabbed my Male and took her back home with me. I believe Tactics stayed longer than everyone after court, sad that he had lost the trial. That’s what happens when you defend a damn Niger. Word Count: 1 7 Words