When does the strange smell develop around Miss Emily’s house? And what does the town do to stop it?

When does the strange smell develop around Miss Emily’s house? And what does the town do to stop it?

When does the strange smell develop around Miss Emily’s house? And what does the town do to stop it?

When does the strange smell develop around Miss Emily’s house? And what does the town do to stop it?

The strange smell develops around the house about thirty years before the time in which the story is set.  It happens two years after her father dies and just a little while after Homer Barron, who she was supposed to marry, disappears.The neighbors want something done, but the mayor doesn’t want to insult Miss Emily.  So what they do is send four men, sneaking like burglars, to sprinkle lime here and there in an attempt to get rid of the smell.  It didn’t work, of course, and they just had to wait for the smell to go away, which it did in a week or two.
When does the strange smell develop around Miss Emily’s house? And what does the town do to stop it?