The Tell-Tale Heart
By: Edgar Allan Poe
"Whenever it fell upon me, blood ran cold; and so by degrees---very gradually--- I made up my mind to take the life of the old man and thus rid myself of the eye forever." Meaning that the pale blue eye that the old man had, haunted him. So he felt threatened, which gave him the idea to take the old man's life.
"The old man's hour had come! The man knew that tonight was the old man's day to go, and so he did. The man entered the room, the old man sat up in the bed, the man waited for an hour before he killed the old man.
The cops came because of a neighbor who had called in a disturbance. The man had convinced the officers of his innocents. But after a while guilt had over come him, and that is when he admitted of his horrible crime.
Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!"