"I turned the latch of his door and opened it oh, so gently! and then when I had made an opening sufficient for my head, I put in a dark lantern, all closed so that no light shone out and I thrust in my head"
"I had my head in, and was about to open the lntern when my thumb slipped upon the tin fastening, and the Old Man sprang up out of bed saying whos there?"
Bum Bum,Bum Bum,Bum
"now-I say, there came to my ears a low, dull, quick sound, such as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton. I knew that sou well, too It was the beating of the Old Man's heart."
The narrator of the story sneaks into the bedroom of the Old Man for seven nights
I then took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber, and disposed all between the scantlings."
The Old Man wakes up surprising the narrator
"I bade the gentlemen welcome. The shriek, I said, was my own in dream"
The narrator hears the beating of "the old man's" heart driving him insane to the point of killing the Old Man
"Villains! I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! - tear up the planks!-here, here!-it is the beating of his hideous heart!"
The Narrator disposes of the Old Man's body.
The police come to the Old Man's house because a neighbor hear a scream.
The narrator confesses to his crime because he believes that the police are mocking him.