The Tell Tale Heart

By: Becca Jenkins

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Beggining Summary

"You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing." The Murderer began his story. The murderer hated the old mans eye, which was pale blue with a film over it. He thought it was an evil eye, and that it looked like a vulture eye! This is when he put together a plan to kill the old man.

Middle Summary

On the eight night, at four in the morning he smothered the old man with his mattress and stopped his heart. "You cannot imagine how stealthily, stealthily --until, at length a simple dim ray, like the thread of the spider, shot from out the crevice and fell full upon the vulture eye."
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Ending Summary

The neighbors hear a shriek and call the police. They investigate and find no blood or body. After awhile of talking, he starts hearing the old mans heart and gives in. He tells the police officers he killed the man! "Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!"