"i stood quite still. For a whole hour I did not move. Nor did i hear him lie down in is bed again
"the time had come! I rushed out of the room,crying"Die! Die! Theold man gave out a loud cry of fear as I fell upon him and held the bedcovers tightly over his head
"I was to put the body where no one could find it. First I cut off the head, then the arms and the legs. I was careful not to let a single drop of blood fall on the floor. I pulled up three of the boards that formed the floor, and put the pieces of the body there. Then I put the boards down again, carefully, so carefully that no human eye could see that they had been moved."
"I went down to open the door. Three men were at the door, three officers of the police. I asked them to come in"
My easy, quiet manner made the policemen believe my story. So they sat talking with me in a friendly way. But although I answered them in the same way, I soon wished that they would go.
“Yes! Yes, I killed him. Pull up the boards and you shall see! I killed him. But why does his heart not stop beating?! Why does it not stop!?”