A fantastic example of a short story with a captivating beginning and a satisfying end is Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." The story begins with the unnamed narrator's vehement insistence on their sanity, immediately drawing readers into their disturbing obsession. The tension escalates as the narrator recounts their calculated murder of the old man with the "vulture eye." The climax is reached when the police arrive, prompted by the narrator's guilty conscience. The story concludes with a crescendo of suspense, revealing the narrator's descent into madness. Poe masterfully combines a gripping start and a chilling end, leaving readers haunted and enthralled.
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