No doubt I now grew very pale; --but I talked more fluently, and with a heightened voice. Why would they not be gone? I paced the floor to and fro with heavy strides, as if excited to fury by the observations of the men --but the noise steadily increased. Oh God! what could I do? I foamed --I raved --I swore!
Villains! Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!
They heard! --they suspected! --they knew! --they were making a mockery of my horror!