What is a sentence using sensory details in "The Night the Ghost Got In" and how are the details used to heighten the humor in the story?

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The story is filled with sensory details because it centers around some sounds that were mistaken for something other than what they were and the confusion caused by that mistake. One paragraph filled with sensory details begins with the sentence: "Downstairs, we could hear the tromping of the other police."  The paragraph describes the sounds the police made as they searched the apartment for supposed burglars.  The paragraph immediately following that one (fifth from the end), tells about how the police accidentally roused the narrator's sleeping and befuddled grandfather.  The humor is in the exaggeration of everyone's actions and reactions, especially the grandfather's reactions.


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