"True!- nervous- very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am! but why will you say that I am mad."
"Upon the 8th night I was cautious in opening the door.'
"In an instant I dragged him to the floor and pulled the heavy bed over him.'
"I cut off the head and the arms and the legs. I then took up 3 planks from the flooring of the chamber ,and depoisted all between the scantlings."
" A shriek had been heard by a neighbor during the night;suspicion of foul play had been aroused; information had been lodged at the police office, and they (the officers) had been deputed to search the premises
" Villains! I shrieked dissemble no more! I admit the deed!- tear up the planks-here,here!-it is the beating of his hideous heart!"