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We did not say she was crazy then. Now she too would know the old thrill and the old despair of a penny more or less. Like when she bought the rat poison, the arsenic.

Just as they were about to resort to law and force, she broke down, and they buried her father quickly. The Negro man went in and out with the market basket, but the front door remained closed. As they recrossed the lawn, a window that had been dark was lighted and Miss Emily sat in it, the light behind her, and her upright torso motionless as that of an idol.

They had not even been represented at the funeral. Already we knew that there was one room in that region above stairs which no one had seen in forty years, and which would have to be forced. The body had apparently once lain in the attitude of an embrace, but now the long sleep that outlasts love, that conquers even the grimace of love, had cuckolded him. They were admitted by the old Negro into a dim hall from which a stairway mounted into still more shadow.

It was another link between the gross, teeming world and the high and mighty Griersons. She did that for three days, with the ministers calling on her, and the doctors, trying to persuade her to let them dispose of the body. She did not ask them to sit. By that time it was a cabal, and we were all Miss Emily's allies to help circumvent the cousins. So she had blood-kin under her roof again and we sat back to watch developments.

She did that for three days