"He had the eye of a vulture-- a pale blue, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold..."
'"I made up my mind to take the life of the old man..."'
"There entered three men, who introduced themselves, with perfect suavity, as officers of the police."
'"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.
"The shriek, I said, was my own in a dream.... I took my visitors all over the house. I bade them search --search well. I showed them his treasures,secure, undisturbed."
The cops seem satisfied.. I must've done very well!
"I felt myself getting pale and wished them gone. My head ached, and I fancied a ringing in my ears...No doubt I now grew very pale; --but I talked more fluently, and with a heightened voice."