A Tell-Tale Heart
by Edgar Allan Poe (Poster by Shelby W.)
A Gruesome Summary
"Now this is the point. You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely i proceeded-with what caution-with what foresight-with what dissimulation i went to work!" -- A mad man who swears he isn't mad even though he wants to kill over an eye. -- " And this I did for seven long nights-every night just at midnight-but I always found the eye closed; and so it was impossible to do the work; for it was not the old man who vexed me, but his Evil Eye." -- watching and waiting for that eye to show, for seven nights he couldn't kill him until the eighth night... -- "In an instant I dragged him to the floor and pulled the heavy bed over him. I smiled gaily to find the deed so far done." -- ...He smothered the old man, and hid the body.
His pale, evil eye, had so much enraged the man it warranted the elders death.
Lovely title art i found online. (credit to the original artist)
Death is Ready
A picture illustrating the quote, "All in vain; because Death, in approaching him, had stalked with his black shadow before him and enveloped the victim."