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  • Colonel Sartoris dies.
  • The aldermen attempt to collect taxes from Miss Emily.
  • Emily dies alone (1930s)
  • "See Colonel Sartoris."(Colonel Sartoris had been dead almost ten years.)"I have no taxes in Jefferson" (Faulkner 2)
  • Tobe, Miss Emily's servant leaves.
  • "A deputation waited upon her, knocked at the door through which no visitor had passed since she ceased giving china-painting lessons..." (Faulkner 2) "I have no taxes in Jefferson. Colonel Sartoris explained it to me. Perhaps one of you can gain access to the city records and satisfy yourselves" (Faulkner 2)
  • The town attends Miss Emily's funeral.
  • "And so she died. Fell ill in the house filled with dust an shadows..." (Faulkner 6) "She died in one of the downstairs rooms, in a heavy walnut bed with a curtain, her gray head propped on a pillow yellow and moldy with age and lack of sunlight" (Faulkner 6).
  • The dead body of Homer is discovered in Emily's room with a gray strand of her hair beside it.
  • "THE NEGRO met the first of the ladies at the front door and let them in, with their hushed, sibilant voices and their quick curious glances and then he disappeared" (Faulkner 6). "He walked straight through the house and out the back and was not seen again" (Faulkner 6).
  • "They held the funeral on the second day, with the town coming to look at Miss Emily beneath a mass of bought flowers..." (Faulkner 6). "WHEN Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral.." (Faulkner 1).
  • "The man himself lay on he bed" (Faulkner 6). "Then we noticed that in the second pillow was the indentation of a head. One of us lifted something from it, and leaning forward, that faint and invisible dry and acrid in the nostrils, we saw a long strand of iron gray hair" (Faulkner 6).
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