a story about an inn

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I vaguely remember reading a short story in school about a man who goes to some sort of inn or hotel where the woman who owns it is very creepy. Eventually, the man discovers that the innkeeper has been killing and I think maybe even stuffing the dead bodies of guests who have come to the inn. I am not sure exactly how the story goes, but I was wondering if anyone knew if this was an Edgar Allen Poe story and if so, what is the title?

-- Anonymous, July 10, 2002


I think you are talking about the Tell tale heart but not too sure... it has to do with a guy that is obsessed with an old man's fake eye. There's a killing and a body is stuffed under a wooden floor. I think this is it. read it it's cool. Daniel

-- Anonymous, July 11, 2002

Your story curiously looks like Poe's "King Pest". Yours sincerely, Raven's Shade (Belgium).

-- Anonymous, July 13, 2002

Another story on the same theme, but not from Poe's pen, may be "The Red Inn" ("L'Auberge Rouge"), a tale by H. de Balzac, based on a classic in the murder & crime annals. Several movies-adaptations exist too. Perhaps what you remember. Yours, Raven's Shade (Belgium).

-- Anonymous, July 14, 2002

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