I then took up several planks from the chamber floor so I could hide the corpse.
I then replaced the boards so cleverly, so cunningly, that no human eye --not even his --could have detected any thing wrong.
When I had made an end of these labors, it was four o'clock --still dark as midnight. As the bell sounded the hour, there came a knocking at the street door. I went down to open it with a light heart, --for what had I now to fear?