A shriek had been heard by a neighbor during the night; suspicion of foul play had been aroused; information had been lodged at the police office, and they (the officers) had been deputed to search the premises.
My head ached, and I fancied a ringing in my ears; but they still sat and chatted. The noise became more distinct--it continued and became more distinct: I talked more freely to get rid of the feeling: but it continued and gained definitiveness: until, at length, I found out the noise was beyond my ears.
Villains! Dissemble no more! I admit the deed!--tear up the planks!-- here, here!-- it is the beating of his hideous heart!