"So you see he would have been a very profound old man, indeed, to suspect that every night, just at twelve, I looked upon him while he slept."
" I knew that he had been lying awake since the first slight noise, when he had turned in the bed."
"In an instant I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him."
The narrator spent seven nights, carefully creeping up on the man during his sleep, checking on the old man and his evil eye.
"There was nothing to wash out - no stain of any kind - no blood-spot whatever. I had been too wary about that. A tub caught all - ha! ha!"
On the eighth night that the narrator checked on the old man during his sleep, he woke up and the naarator got a clear look of the evil eye.
"But, ere long, I felt myself getting pale and wished them gone."
After the light shined on the old man's eye and the heartbeat got too loud, the narrator went to extreme measures and killed him.
"No more! I admit the deed! - tear up the planks! - here, here! - it is the beating of his hideous heart!"
After the old man was killed, the narrator disposed of the body by cutting off all of the limbs and the head. He caught all of the blood using a tub. He then took off three of the planks of wood from the floor and squished the old man's limbs body, and head tightly in there.
During the murder, a neighbor heard a scream and the police were called. The policed showed up at the home and thoroughly checked for any evidence of a crime. Then, the police had a conversation with the murderous man. During the conversation, the narrator was chill until he heard a ringing in his ear and his head began to ache.
The ticking that is made by the dead old man's heart heavily disturbs the narrato, which then leads to the confession of the murder of the old man.