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Gcse Coursework 19 Th Century Style Newspaper Article Of The Tell Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe

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Brutal murder of Sir Edward Grames.“I loved the old man, he never wronged me, he had never given me insult.” He pauses, a mad glint coming into his eye at the mention of the man he killed, cut into pieces and whose remains he then hid under the floorboards. Yes, the man facing me is no normal man, but a devil in human form. What was it that enabled him to perform such a brutal ritual? It was the old man’s Eye, he answers. “His Evil Eye.” The man shudders “Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold.” He starts to say something, but I wish to hear no more. I call to the officers; this man is clearly mad. “You think me mad? Madmen know nothing!” he cries as they escort him back to his cell.At first sight, he has the appearance of a perfectly normal, sane man. Calm, neatly dressed, a perfect gentleman. He is from the country, he tells me; he came to London in search of business opportunities. He first met Sir Edward when he sent an application to his company, in desperate need of money, and with little working experience. He begged him to give him a chance, and Sir Grames, out of the kindness of his heart, not only gave him the job, but offered him a room in his house.When Officers Mark Wellington, Peter Stanford and Fredric Sparrow responded to a distress call the early morning of the second day of June, nothing could have prepared them for what they were to discover. Around midnight, Miss Imelda Montgomery, neighbour of Sir Grames, alerted the police when she heard a horrific scream from the house next door. “I was not yet asleep due to the fact that my youngest daughter is ill with the flue in bed. She had had a bad bout of fever that day and I was tending to her, when I heard truly blood-curdling shriek from Sir Edward’s house. I immediately hastened to inform the police.” However, it was not until about four o’clock that the police arrived at Sir Edwards’s house.“A young man opened the door,” explained Officer Stanford. “We questioned him about the shriek, and he claimed that it had been his own in a dream. This seemed highly unlikely, and we were immediately on our guard. He claimed that the old man was not in the country at present, and bade us to search the house. After we made a detailed examination of the house, be bade us to sit in the old man’s sleeping chamber to rest from our fatigues. While he was away to find us chairs, we discussed and came to the equivalent conclusion that the man is hiding something. We decided that the best way to act in this situation is to continue to act normally and without suspicion. When he returned with the chairs, we conversed in a casual manner for a period of time, but then we saw the man growing pale, He started to talk with a heightened voice. He suddenly gasped for breath, he talked more quickly, more vehemently. We pretended not to notice the man’s obvious distress, hoping to learn more. The man was...

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