The main character starts off with saying and asking the reader if they think he is mad, then proceeds to tell the reader why he killed the old man and the whole story about what happened.
"Why will you say I am mad?"
The main character starts to talk about how the eye of the old man is what made him kill him, and that he did the old man a favor. Also talks about how he would sneak into his bedroom same time for the 7 days, this ones the 8th, always checking if his eye is open or not. It wouldn't, until the 8th day.
Then the old man woke up because the main character made a noise making the old man freak out. Then the old man lays back down to go to sleep, with his eye open, and the stalker gets really worried about the old man's heart beating too loudly and then he snaps jumping on the old man and pushing the bed onto him killing him.
After the old man's death, The main character proceeds to hide the body under the planks of wood in the house and not a speck of blood was anywhere to be found.
Someone heard the old man's shriek and called the cops to go investigate the area. The main character is full of confidence because he knows they wont find the old man. The cops come in and sit right where the old man is buried and talk to eachother.
After a while, the sound of a beating heart drove the main character insane, he was the only one that heard it to, but The heartbeat kept getting louder and louder making him crazier and crazier. Then finally, the main character yells where the old man is at and that he killed him and he is under the planks.
"Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!"