The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

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In Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart," a mentally unhinged narrator reveals how he cruelly murdered an old man.

The narrator spends several nights slowly opening the bedroom door and watching the man sleep. On the eighth night, the old man awakens, utters a groan of terror, and opens his "vulture eye." The narrator attacks and kills...

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