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True!nervousvery,verydreadfullynervousIhadbeenandam; butwhywillyousaythatIammad? Thediseasehadsharpenedmysenses notdestroyednotdulledthem. Aboveallwasthesenseofhearingacute. Iheardallthingsintheheavenandintheearth. Iheardmanythingsinhell. How,then,amImad?Hearken! andobservehowhealthily howcalmlyIcantellyouthewholestory. 

Itisimpossibletosayhowfirsttheideaenteredmybrain; butonceconceived,ithauntedmedayandnight. Objecttherewasnone. Passiontherewasnone. Ilovedtheoldman. Hehadneverwrongedme. Hehadnevergivenmeinsult. ForhisgoldIhadnodesire. Ithinkitwashiseye!yes,itwasthis! Hehadtheeyeofavulture apaleblueeye,withafilmoverit. Wheneveritfelluponme,mybloodrancold; andsobydegreesverygradually Imadeupmymindtotakethelifeoftheoldman, andthusridmyselfoftheeyeforever. 

Nowthisisthepoint. Youfancymemad. Madmenknownothing. Butyoushouldhaveseenme. YoushouldhaveseenhowwiselyIproceeded withwhatcautionwithwhatforesightwithwhatdissimulationIwenttowork! IwasneverkindertotheoldmanthanduringthewholeweekbeforeIkilledhim. Andeverynight,aboutmidnight,Iturnedthelatchofhisdoorandopenedit ohsogently! Andthen,whenIhadmadeanopeningsufficientformyhead, Iputinadarklantern,allclosed,closed, thatnolightshoneout, andthenIthrustinmyhead. 

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