"I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. i heard many things from hell."
"I loved the old man. he had never given me insult. for his gold i had no desire. I think it was his eye!"
"and every night, about midnight, i turned the latch of his door and opened it--oh so gently! I put the dark lantern, all closed, closed, so that no light shone out and then i thrust in my head."
"he shrieked once--once only. In an instant i dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him. Yes he was stone dead. His eye would trouble me no more."
"I cut off the head and the arms and the legs. I then replaced the boards cleverly so cunningly that no human eye--not even his--could have detected anything wrong. No blood spot whatever. A tub had caught it all--ha! ha!"
"I blade the gentlemen welcome. But still they sat and still chatted.