Poem by Thomas Hood
''A shriek that echoed from the joisted roof,
And up the stair, and further still and further,
Till in some ringing chamber far aloof
In ceased its tale of murther!''
1) What does the expression ''far aloof'' mean in the context above?
2) What does the final phrase ''In ceased its tale of murther/murder'' mean in the verse above?
Thank you very much.