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Queen Emily Emily Grierson was an enigma in her town No one truly knew who she was or what she did during her life on Earth The townsfolk were obsessed with her every move which were few and far between She lived a peaceful yet somewhat tortured life inside her dark house away from the stresses and problems of everyday life It was almost as if she had the town hypnotized to think she was a Queen She did not have to pay taxes she did not speak to others and she always got her way It was as if the town was possessed When Emily died it seemed as if the whole town exhaled a sigh of relief No longer would they wonder if she were ok or if she had passed away without anyone knowing The only person in constant contact with her was the Negro who acted as a maid and caretaker of her estate He took on somewhat of a father figure to Emily after her father died yet to our knowledge he never spoke He was more of just a comfort for Miss Emily I believe someone to have around just in case He was a loyal servant never spilling any much-wanted gossip about Emily to the towns people At Miss Emilys funeral the town finally had the opportunity to see Emily one last time and pay their respects After Emily died some people from the town went to her house They casually walked around looked at everything they had only seen previously through the dark windows The last time anyone was on her property was to plant some lime slices in her home to stop the smell We had no idea what the smell could be only that it was wretched But on that fateful day of Emilys burial we finally unearthed that god-awful smell The upstairs door had been shut for some time now it seemed No one
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