What Is a Direct Quote From Bob Ewell in “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

One direct quote from Bob Ewell in Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” is: “Jedge, I’ve asked this county for fifteen years to clean out that nest down yonder, they’re dangerous to live around ‘sides devaluin’ my property…”

This quotation is taken from the testimony of Bob Ewell in the case of his daughter Mayella against Tom Robinson. Bob Ewell is referring to the black community that lives close to his property. The statement is ironic because Bob Ewell and his family are of the lowest class in the community. In addition Bob Ewell’s property is an extension of the Maycomb town dump, which can’t be devalued, according to cliffsnotes.com.