Did you find the story entertaining why or why not?

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I hadn't even heard of this story until I encountered it in e-Notes. I found it interesting. That is, it held my attention to the end. But I can't say that I found it "entertaining." It seems old-fashioned even to me, though I am old enough to be a grandfather. I would guess that it would seem terribly old-fashioned to young readers who are much more sophisticated about humor and comedy because they have seen so much of it in movies and on television. The story comes close to being a dirty joke. There are many dirty jokes that are based on the bad smell of something...

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