It took me an hour to place my whole head within the opening so far that I could see him as he lay upon his bed
A shriek was heard by a neighbor during the night.
“Villains,dissemble no more! I admit the deed!— tear up the planks!—here, here!
In an instant I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him.
I then took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber, and deposited all between the scantlings. I then replaced the boards so cleverly, so cunningly, that no human eye—not even his —could have detected anything wrong.