Ha! No one will suspect a thing with the body hidden so well.
This was on the 8th night. The boy made a noise with the lantern and accidentally woke the old man. He could see the eye perfectly with the lantern. "I had my head in and was about to open the lantern. But my hand slipped on the fastening. 'Who's there?' he cried out."
This is how the boy killed the old man. He flipped the mattress over the old man to suffocate him so there was little evidence. The text says, "I dragged him to the floor and pulled the heavy bed over him. Then I smiled. The deed was almost done."
The boy thought he was really clever in hiding the body. He cut it up and hid them under the floorboards. If the police came, he didn't expect them to be able to find the body because of how well he had hidden it. "First I cut off the head and the arms and the legs. Then I took up the pieces in the space underneath. Then I replaced the planks so well that no human eye could have found anything wrong.