Resumen the tell tale heart

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The Tell-Tale Heart

A nameless person explains that he is and was extremely nervous, but is not and was not insane. Rather, the person has a "disease" which makes all his senses,especially his hearing, very sensitive. To prove that he isn't insane, the narrator shares an event from his past.

The person has an idea that he can't shake. He loves the old manand has nothing against him. Except…his horrible eye, which is "pale blue. The person hates the eye and decides to kill the old man to be free of it.

To that end, the person goes tothe old man's room every night at 12am, for seven days. Each night the person opens the man's door and puts in a lantern. After the lantern, the person puts his head through thedoorway, extremely slowly, and then opens the lantern so a tiny beam of light shines on the old man's eye. Each night the old man doesn't open his eye, so the person feels that he can't killhim.

On the eighth night, the old man hears the person at the door and wakes up. The person drags the old man, who only screamed once, off the bed, and then pulls the bed on top ofthe man. When the person hears the man's heart stop beating, he removes the bed and checks to make sure the old man is really dead. So the person cuts him up and hides his remainsunder the floor.

Then three policemen come. A neighbour had heard a scream and called them. The person says that he screamed while sleeping, and said them that the old man is out oftown. After convincing the cops, the person brings them to the old man's bedroom, and there, all sit down to chat. While they were talking, the person starts hearing a terrible noise,which gets louder and louder until the person freaks out, confesses, and said to the police where the old man’s body is, stating that the sound is coming from the old man's heart.
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