"She is standing outside of the door!" Roderick yelled. Roderick threw the door open and Madeline was standing there she flew at him and knocked Roderick to the ground. The race of the Ushers was over, because now Roderick was dead. Madeline disappeared, as if she had suceeded in what she had come to do. Frederick ran out the door, into the pouring rain, and mounted his horse.
Frederick made it safely out of the Ushers house just in time to watch it fall. A crevice opened up beneath the house, and it disappeared into the crevice forever. As quickly as the crevice opened, it closed taking the house of Usher with it.