She reminds Will of how he once longed to look over the plains, but if he went to the plains himself he would lose the pleasure of looking. He applies this theory to marrying Marjory, believing if they wed he would lose all of the pleasure of her friendship. When he explains this to Marjory she is furious, but soon decides Will is right. They remain friends until Marjory marries someone else, and some years later she passes away.
When he is an old man, Will awakes in the middle of the night and he seems to hear the sounds and people of his past — he hears Marjory, his parents and remembers his youth. Will goes outside and finds that Death has come to the inn to take him away. Death tells Will he has long waited for someone who has never really lived at all. Will responds that he has waited for Death ever since Marjory passed away.
Markheim enters a pawnshop and murders the shop dealer for his money.
Afterwards, he is haunted both by visions of his childhood and by phantom sounds. He is busy searching for the money when he hears steps mounting the stairs. The door opens and a face looks in at him and smiles before withdrawing. Markheim resists, however: while he knows he has done wrong, he does not wish to collude with evil. Markheim confronts the maid, telling her he has killed the dealer and that she should find the police.
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One day, Soulis sees a black man, the devil himself, who walks quickly away to the manse. Soulis cannot catch him, and when he asks Janet whether she saw him she tells him there is no such man. He locks the door and runs downstairs to pray, but she follows. He beseeches the heavens and lightning strikes her down.
The family has a strange history: the Senora married beneath her, or possibly never married, and madness runs in the family. She has two children, Felipe and Olalla. The Senora is strangely vacant, content with the sensuous pleasures in life. The narrator finds the house and its occupants strange. One night he hears terrible screams but finds he is locked in his room. He is also haunted and enchanted by a painting of a beautiful woman.
The painting leads him to believe that physically the family are unchanged from their predecessors — mentally, however, they seem to have degenerated. One day he meets Olalla and is instantly attracted to her. He loves her and urges her to leave with him. She, however, fears that she will go mad as her relatives have done, and that he should leave at once.
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In despair, he puts his hand through a window and his wrist bleeds copiously. He seeks help, but when the Senora sees his bleeding wrist, she leaps on it and bites to the bone. Olalla and Felipe come to his rescue. Felipe now takes the narrator to recuperate in a nearby village. The priest tells the narrator that when the Senora was young, she was sane, but that madness had come to her later.
When the narrator tells the priest Olalla fears she too will lose her sanity, the priest urges him to listen to her. In the village a peasant tells the narrator the local superstitions and fears about the residencia, suggesting that the residents are not human. Highly skeptical, the narrator is horrified to learn the peasants plan to burn the family out of their home. The narrator goes to warn the priest and Olalla but finds that Olalla already knows.
Despairing, the narrator leaves her.
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