I have a disease that sharpened my senses, and let me tell you how that helped me in the story.
"Hearken! and observe how healthily--how calmly I can tell you the whole story."
"To think that there I was, opening the door, little by little, and he not even to dream of my secret deeds or thoughts. I fairly chuckled at the idea; and perhaps he heard me; for he moved on the bed suddenly, as if startled.
Who is there?
"I dragged him and pulled the heavy bed over him"
how can they hear it and mock my feelings
"Villains!" " dissemble no more! I admit the deed!--tear up the planks! here, here--it is the beating of his hideous heart!"