" When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral."
The townsmen visit her to address the issue of her not paying her taxes. She reply's saying"... I have no taxes in Jefferson."
After the neighbourhood complains of an odour coming from Miss Emily's house, " four men crossed Miss Emily's lawn" and sprinkled lime around the cellar to get rid of the smell.
One day Miss Emily goes to a druggist and asks from for the best poison he has. when he tells her "They'll kill anything up to an elephant." she is quick to say she wants that one. However she won't tell him what it's for
"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."
When the women of the town are looking through her house after Emily dies they walk into her chamber to find " The man himself lay in the bed." This man of course is Homer Barron, her ex lover.