"Observe how healthy- how calmly I can tell you the whole story"
"A pale blue eye, with a film over it "
"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! And then, when I had made an opening sufficient for my head, I put in a dark lantern, all closed, closed, that no light shone out, and then I thrust in my head. "
"He was stone dead""I cut off the head and the arms and the legs"
"I smiled,—for what had I to fear? I bade the gentlemen welcome. The shriek, I said, was my own in a dream. The old man, I mentioned, was absent in the country. I took my visitors all over the house
?Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed!—tear up the planks! here, here!—It is the beating of his hideous heart!"