The Tell Tale Heart

Written By: Edgar Allen Poe Ms. Thomas


"It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night. " The narrator lives with a kind old man that has never wronged him, or harmed him in any way. Yet he dreams up of a malicious plan to rid him of his evil eye.


"The old man's hour had come! "


The neighbors are alarmed by a shriek heard in the night. Three officers arrive at the door. After a few questions they are convinced of his innocence. The narrators guilt is just to much! AS he is hearing the beating of his own heart, he thinks it's the beating of the dead mans heart and can be heard be the officers of the law...He then confesses to the terrible crime he committed, say... "I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!"
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