The narrator had worked for the old man. But there was one thing that bothered him. The old man’s pale blue eye.
For eight nights, the narrator sneaked into the old man’s chamber. He would shine light on the old man’s eye, but the old man’s eye had always been closed, so the narrator never got bothered, except for the eighth night.
His treasures are secure and undisturbed
Villains! Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here here! It is the beating of his hideous heart!
On the eighth night, the narrator crept in, but this time, he disrupted the old man, and the old man popped up saying who was there. The narrator opened the lantern and shined a ray of light on the old man’s eye and seen that it was open. The narrator got furious at the eye, and murdered the old man.
The narrator dismembered the old man’s corpse and hid him under the floor boards. It was four o’clock in morning when he finished the deed and heard knocking at the street door.
Three officers were at the door. They explained that a neighbor reported hearing a scream during the night. The narrator welcomed them, told them that the old man was in the country and showed them that the his belongings were secured and undisturbed.
The narrator brought chairs to the chamber so that the officers can relax and rest. After awhile the narrator wanted them gone and grew uneasy. He thought he was hearing the old man’s heartbeat. Finally he couldn’t take it, and confessed to the officers that he committed the murder of the old man.