A tub had caught all?

Waji

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Urdu
Hi, everyone.
Could someone tell me what the phrase in bold means?
Context; The night waned, and I worked hastily, but in silence. First of all I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the arms and the legs.
I then took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber, and deposited all between the scantlings. I then replaced the boards so cleverly, so cunningly, that no human eye --not even his --could have detected any thing wrong. There was nothing to wash out --no stain of any kind --no blood-spot whatever. I had been too wary for that. A tub had caught all --ha! ha!.
Source; Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart | Genius
Thanks!
 
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