" We had birds, a gold-fish, a fine dog, rabbits, a small monkey, and cat"
" I took from my waistcoat-pocket a pen knife, opened it, grasped the poor beast by the throat, and deliberately cut one of its eyes from the socket!"
"The cat, I remembered, had been hung in a garden adjacent to the house."
" Uplifting and ax, and forgetting, in wrath, the childish dread which had hitherto stayed my hand, I aimed a blow at the animal which, of course, would have proved instantly fatal had it descend as I wish. But this blow was arrested by the hand of my wife."
" By means of a crow-bar i easily dislodged bricks, and, having carefully deposited the body against the inner wall. I propped it in that position, while, with a little trouble. I re-laid the whole structure as it originally stood."
" At length, for the third or forth time, they descended into the cellar. I quivered not in a muscle. My heart beat calmly as that of one who slumbers in innocence. I walked the cellar from end to end. I folded my arms upon my bosom, and roamed easily to and fro."