Nameless person, Narrator, says he’s extremely nervous BUT he’s not crazy. Has a “disease” that’s heightening his senses. Narrator tells us of the story with an old man.
Narrator had this need. The old man was nice to him, but he wanted to end his life because of his eyes- his "Evil Eye." They were pale blue, and like a vulture's, and it made his blood run cold.
The Narrator would "oh so, gently” sneak in the old man's room and carefully place a dark lantern inside. Proceeded to open it so that a single ray would fall over his eyes. He did this for seven nights, until the eighth when he accidentally woke up the old man. Narrator wait * hours until he fell back asleep. Then, he started hearing a noise.