I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.
just at twelve, I looked in upon him while he slept.
I knew that he could not see the opening of the door, and I kept pushing it on steadily, steadily. I had my head in, and was about to open the lantern, when my thumb slipped upon the tin fastening, and the old man sprang up in bed
In an instant I dragged him to the floor
i pulled the heavy bed over him.
I cut off the head and the arms and the legs. I then 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 any thing wrong.