the tell tale heart
"every night at about midnight , I turned the latch of his door and opened it." "
" I knew that he was sitting up in his bed, Filled with fear; I knew that he knew I was there" Now he knew that death was standing there."
"Have I not told you that my hearing became unusually strong?' "It was the beating of the old mans heart. I tried to stand quietly. But the sound grew louder. And as the sound grew louder my anger became greater and more painful." " I rushed into the room crying, "DIE DIE!" "The old man gave a loud cry of fear as I fell upon him and held the bedcovers tightly over his head."
"if you still think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precaution's I took for the concealment of the body. The night waned, and I worked hastily, but in silence. First of all I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the legs and the arms.
"As the bell sounded the hour, their came a knocking at the street door. I went down to open it with a light heart. for what did I have now to fear? There entered three men, who introduced themselves, as officers of the police.
"villains!" I shrieked, " dissemble no more! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! here, here it is the beating of his hideous heart.
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