It is true, I was and Still are very nervous dreadfully so
But why do you call me mad
i'm not sure what made me do what i did, but after the first thought it spread like a cancer
Yet it was that vulture eye, pale blue with a film covering it, it was terrifying, so by days went by i gradually decided to rid of the eye with the old man as collateral
I did not want to do it, i didn't want his money or house, i believe it was his eye
Now you think me mad, madmen are sloppy, you should have seen me, how wisely i preceded
You should have seen how i planned and prepped and fooled the old man, i was never kinder to him than he whole week before his demise
You would have gotten giddy had you seen how i tricked him, every day and night i saw to him to get close, and my plan couldn't fail
Every night i poked my dark lantern through his door, then I would put my head in, I moved slow so not to disturb him, then I could see him, Would a madman had been so wise, I undid the lantern to the point that a single thin ray fell upon the old man's eye, id this for a whole seven days, just past midnight, then as daylight rised i talked to him kindly asking about his dreams
On the eighth night i was more cautious than the others, there wasn't enough time, never before have i felt so powerful. I could barely hold in my feelings of triumph. But i let out a small chuckle witch may have waked him, he moved in his bed, but he couldn't see me, after this i moved and he screamed out "Who is there"
Someone heard the old man's scream and alerted the police, i told them it was mine, and that he was out of country. they asked basic questions and asked for a tour.
I then smiled gaily, It was done i pulled back the sheets to find him stone cold, But his heart still beat, It did not trouble me it would not be heard through the wall, later i heard the door ring, i opened to find 2 police officers. i smiled, for what did i have to fear i let them in.
"Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!"