There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
- Edgar Allan Poe
"The Black Cat"
"Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed? - tear up the planks! - here, here - it is the beating of his hideous heart!"
- "The Tell-Tale Heart"
Against the new masonry I re-erected the old rampart of bones. For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them. In pace re quiescat!
- "The Cask of Amontillado"