The Tell Tale Heart Leilani Rodriguez Mr.Haws CP English 5 25 October 2018
" I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! yes, it was this! He had the eye of a vulture --a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees --very gradually --I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever".
Should I murder the man I live with because of the wicked eye?
I will stalk this man while he is sleeping for seven long nights!
when my head was well in the room, I undid the lantern cautiously-oh, so cautiously --cautiously (for the hinges creaked) --I undid it just so much that a single thin ray fell upon the vulture eye. And this I did for seven long nights --every night just at midnight --but I found the eye always closed;
Who's there? "It is only a mouse crossing the floor".
After watching the man for seven long nights, I will finally take action.
"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".
Welcome, come in and follow me to the bedroom, let me bring chairs for you gentlemen so you can rest after this long night.
"A shriek had been heard by a neighbor during the night; suspicion of foul play had been aroused;."
One of your neighbors complained about the noise and were going to search the premises of this house.
"It grew louder --louder --louder!" Do they hear it?
"Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!"