It took me an hour to place my whole head with the opening so far that i could see him as he lay upon his bed. Ha!
The old man's hour had come! With a loud yell, I threw open the lantern and leaped into the room. He shrieked once. In an instance i dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him. I then smiled gaily, to find the deed so far done.
The ringing became more distinct. It continued and became more distinct. I talked more freely to get rid of the feeling — but it continued and gained definiteness — until, at length, I found that the noise was not within my ears.