The Tell-Tale Heart

Author Edgar Allan Poe


''It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night." A madman plans a murder to kill a old man that has not put him in any harm and has never wrong him. The old mans blue vulture eye vexed the madman.


''I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him. And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it.'' The madman watched the old man for 7 days waiting on the old man to eye open his eye. On the eighth night the madman snicked into the old mans room and found his eye wide open.
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"dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!" He starts to hear the old man's heart beat thinking that the police hear it ass well. So the madman confesses the murder after the police believe that he was innocent.