The Tell-Tale Heart
By:Edgar Allan Poe, Also By:Olivia McClain
For the first 7 nights the killer got his head into the room and opened up his lantern just a tad bit to see if the deed could be done that night, but it could not, "for it was not the old man who vexed me, but his Evil Eye". On the eighth night he killed the old man by smothering him with his mattress. He cut up the old man and hid him in the planks.