"Its is only a mouse crossing the floor, or it is only a cricket which has made a single chirp."
When the old man woke up I slipped back. As the old man tried to calm himself I heard a sound. Ah yes!, the sound of the old man's heart beating loudly his time had come. As it grew louder and louder I started to become weary of the neighbors hearing and so I took action.
"With a loud yell, I threw open the lantern and leaped into the room. He shrieked once --once only. In an instant I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him. I then smiled gaily, to find the deed so far done."
"He was stone dead." Then i began to dismember the body. "I cut off the head and the arms and the legs....I took up 3 planks of the flooring chamber... and deposited all"