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How did Tom Robinson come by his crippled left arm?
He got it cut up during the fight for which he was brought up on disorderly conduct charges previously.
Bob Ewell broke and maimed Tom's arm while chasing him off the property following the supposed rape.
He injured it working in the fields for Mr. Link Deas, which is why Link yells out in his defense.
He got in caught in Mr. Dolphus Raymond's cotton gin when he was a child.
He was born with a congenital defect that led to his left arm being twelve inches shorter than the right.