6 weeks later upon the 8th night watching the old man
"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 ."
"Upon the eighth i was more than usually cautious in opening the door. a watchs minute hand moves more quickly than did mine".
" yes he was stone dead". I placed my hand upon the heart and held it there many minutes. There was no pulsation. He was stone dead.His eye would trouble me no more.
going sycyo path
"First of all i dismembered the corspe. i cut off the head and arms and the legs. There was nothing to wash out no stain of any kind no blood spot whatever. I had been too wary for that. A tub had caught all -ha! -ha! ".
" As the bell sounded the hour,there came a knocking at the street door. there entered three men, who introduced themselves , with perfect suavity , as officer of the police".
"Amighty god!-no,no! they heard! they suspected! they knew! they were making a mockery of my horror! and this i think".