"It took me an hour to place my whole head within the opening so far that I could see him as he lay upon his bed. This I did for seven long nights—every night just at midnight"
"In an instant I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him"
"I then took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber, and deposited all between the scantlings. I then replaced the boards so cleverly, so cunningly, that no human eye—not even his —could have detected anything wrong."
"The shriek was my own in a dream"
"A shriek had been heard by a neighbor during the night"
"Villains! Dissemble no more! I admit the deed!— tear up the planks!—here, here!"