Mayella Ewell, the woman who has accused Tom of raping her, tells her side of the story. Mayella explains that she had Tom come inside the house to help her break up a dresser. She said that Tom grabbed her and raped her.
Tom then tells his side of the story. He says that Mayella had him come inside the house to help with some chores. Once he had helped her, she grabbed him and told him to kiss her. Mayella's father then came home and saw this while he was threatening to kill her.
During the trial, Dill starts crying and has to leave. Scout runs after him and they run into Mr. Dolphus Raymond. Mr. Raymond tells them that his sack that he carries is holding Coca-Cola. He explains that he acts drunk and says it's alcohol so he has an explanation for his lifestyle to white people.
The jury reaches a verdict that Tom is guilty. The next day, the black community sends food over to Atticus as a thanks for everything.
Aunt Alexandra invites the Missionary Circle over to Atticus' house for tea. The women start talking about the trial and Atticus being the bad guy. Miss Maudie speaks up for Atticus saying, "His food doesn’t stick going down, does it?" When Miss Maudie says this she means that the women are being very hipocritical because they are in Atticus' home and eating his food while talking bad about him.
Bob Ewell goes after Scout and Jem because of his trouble with Atticus but Boo Radley steps in and helps save the kids. Jem is injured but Scout is okay. Bob Ewell is found dead with a knife stuck under his ribs.