A Rose For Emily and Other Short Stories

What does one member of the Board of Alderman suggest be done about the smell? And why is this idea rejected?

A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

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"It's simple enough," he said. "Send her word to have her place cleaned

up. Give her a certain time to do it in, and if she don't. .."

"Dammit, sir," Judge Stevens said, "will you accuse a lady to her face of

smelling bad?"


A Rose for Emily