The narrator is sitting with an old man that the narrator liked but his eye drives the man mad "I loved the old man."
A lady said she heard screams so we are here to check it out
the narrator is watching the man in his sleep so he can kill him when he sees his eye "every night at midnight i undid the latch on the door and put my head in the door."
he is in the floor boards
I killed him
The narrator is killing the old man in his sleep because he saw his eye " I dragged him to the floor and put the mattress over his head until he could not breath."
The police got a report that there was a scream last night so they went to the house were it was heard to check it out "three men introduced themselves as officers."
that is fine by me
The narrator heard ringing in his ear and it was getting louder and louder so loud that he could barely take it and told them everything ab out how he killed him and more things like that. "I admit to the deed tear the planks up here here."