Tell Tale Heart Genieve. Rodriguez Mr. Smith CP English 5-6 26 October 2018
He had the eye of a vulture a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees ,very gradually. I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.
I knew that he could not see the opening of the door, and I kept pushing it on steadily, steadily. I had my head in, and was about to open the lantern, when my thumb slipped upon the tin fastening, and the old man sprang up in bed
The old man's hour had come! 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. The old man was dead. I removed the bed and examined the corpse. Yes, he was stone, stone dead. I placed my hand upon the heart and held it there many minutes. There was no pulsation. He was stone dead. His eve would trouble me no more.
I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire
I worked silence. First of all I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the arms and the legs. I then took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber, and deposited all between the scantlings. There was nothing no stain of any blood-spot whatever.
Almighty God! -no, no! They heard! --they suspected! --they knew! -louder!, ;louder! I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!"
There entered three men, who introduced themselves, as officers of the police. A shriek had been heard by a neighbor during the night; suspicion of foul play had been aroused; and they (the officers) had been deputed to search the premises.