And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it -- oh so gently! And then, when I had made an opening sufficient for my head, I put in a dark lantern, all closed, closed, that no light shone out, and then I thrust in my head.
I had my head in, and was about to open the lantern, when my thumb slipped upon the tin fastening, and the old man sparng up in the bed, crying out --"Who's there?"
The old man's hour had come! With a loud yell, I threw, I threw open the lantern, and leaped into the room . He shrieked once --once only.