"the old man's hour had come! With a loud yell, I threw open the lantern and leaped into the room. He shrieked once-once only. "
"His eye would trouble me no more."
"I took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber, and deposited all between the scantlings. I then replaced the boards so cleverly so cunningly, that no human eye-not even his-could have detected anything wrong."
Poe, pg 63
"There entered three men , who introduced themselves, with perfect suavity, as officers of the police. A shriek had been heard by a neighbour during the night"
Poe, pg 64-65
"I foamed-I raved-I swore!". "It grew louder-louder-louder! and still the men chated pleasantly, and smiled. ". "They heard! -this i thought, and this i think. But anything was better than this agony!