What is the summary of the story The Tell-Tale Heart?

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You'll find a detailed summary and discussion of the story in the enotes study guide for it, which is found here:
http://www.enotes.com/tell-tale-heart/

However, if you wanted to put the story in a nutshell, it would be, guy goes crazy, kills old man, cuts him up and hides him behind the boards in the houseā€¦then gives himself away through his madness, which makes him think he can still hear the heart after the guy is dead. Mwah ha ha ha!

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