"It was open-wide, wide open and i grew furious as i gazed upon it. I saw it with perfect distinctness-all a dull "blue, with a hideous veil over it that chilled the very marrow in my bones.
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" His room was as black as pitchwith thick darkness"
" 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 shriek, was my own in a dream. The old man, was absent in the country. "
" I brought chairs into the room, and desired them here to rest from their fatigues, while I myself, in the wild audacity of my perfect triumph, placed my own seat upon the very spot beneath which reposed the corpse of the victim.