Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way for the publishing department to get into the holiday spirit than with spooky, suspenseful stories? Here’s an excerpt from a literary classic, Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
THE TELL-TALE HEART
I knew that sound well, too. It was the beating of the old man’s heart. It increased my fury, as the beating of a drum stimulates the soldier into courage.
But even yet I refrained and kept still. I scarcely breathed. I held the lantern motionless. I tried how steadily I could maintain the ray upon the eve. Meantime the hellish tattoo of the heart increased. It grew quicker and quicker, and louder and louder every instant. The old man’s terror must have been extreme! It grew louder, I say, louder every moment!
Happy Halloween! You can read the full story under the cut.