An example of action is on page 90 ; line 23. " And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it—oh, so gently! And then, when I had made an opening sufficient for my head, I put in a dark lantern, all closed, closed, so that no light shone out, and then I thrust in my head. " The Narrator is watching the old man sleep for seven days and eighth nights.
The summary: The narrator wanted the old mans evil eye, so the narrator went into the old mans room for 7 nights and watched him sleep. Soon the narrator killed the old man and hid the body. The police came and the narrator kept clam until he heard the old mans heart beat and went crazy.