BC: Lisa Oh
FC: THE BLACK CAT | Summarized By lisa Oh | By Edgar Allen Poe
1: There was once a man who, when he was young, loved animals. Because of this, alot of people made fun of him. Soon afterwards, he married a lady with a similar interest as him. Because both of them loved animals, they had lots of pets.
2: The man loved every one of the pets, but his favorite had to be his black cat, Pluto.
3: Pluto was his best friend. Whenever he was sad/angry, Pluto would always cheer him up by being next to him. He loved Pluto, and Pluto loved him back
4: However the man's love did not last for long. The more he got stressed, the more he started depending on alcohol. He started going to bars rather than going home
5: Also, The more he drank, the more violent he got. He abused his pets and his wife physically.
6: One night, when the man was very drunk, Pluto slowly crawled next to him. Annoyed, the man grabbed a pen knife and gouched Pluto's eye out. The next morning, he was horrified to see what he had done, but was soon able to forget about it by alcohol
7: The more the man drank, the more he became violent. One cold night, he was very angry, so he grabbed Pluto and hung him from a tree in his garden.
8: That same night of the murder, there was an unexpected fire in his house. Everything burned down. He, his wife, and his servant were the only ones who got out alive.
9: The next morning, when the man came to see his house, there was a crowd gathered in his bedroom looking at a wall that had a mark shaped like a cat that was hung
10: After the man and his wife settled in a new home, he wanted to start everything over again. So when he went to a bar, he found a black cat that looked exactly like Pluto, | He asked the bar tender whose cat it was. He said it didn't belong to anybody, so he took the cat home. | Later, the man found out that the cat even had one eye like Pluto. The only difference was that the cat had white markings on his chest that looked like a gallows.
11: However, the man's plan did not turn out like he wanted it to be. Because of his guilt and what he had done to Pluto, he started fearing the cat whenever it came around. He was terrified
12: Furious at his wife's reaction, the man, instead of killing the cat, smashed the axe on his wife's head into her skull, killing her. | One day, the man and his wife were walking down their cellar, when the cat trailed along with them. Scared and annoyed, the man grabbed an axe and tried to kill it, when his wife stop him by grabbing his arm
13: After thinking of multiple ways of how to take care of the body, the man had an idea. He hid her body in an empty space in his cellar wall
14: 2 days after his wife's death, the cops came over, looking for her. The man was confident that they would never find the body and was proud of his strategic idea. Suddenly, right when the cops were about to leave, they heard a quiet wail coming from inside the wall where he buried his wife.
15: When the police took down the wall, they were horrified to see the wife's dead body and also the cat on top of her head. | The police immediately arrested the man and sent him to jail. he is sentence to death the next morning.