The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum

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  • The narrator has been sentanced to death. He is very fearful.
  • The narrator is put in a nearly completely dark cell, unable to see anything he wanders around, trying to get a feel of how large his cell is. He finds that there is a giant pit in the middle of his cell.
  • The narrator found some food, but soon passed out. As soon as he wakes up he realizes that he is tied to a board with a pendulum swinging overhead. 
  • The rats ate through the strap holding the narator, freeing them from the pendulum.
  • Not long after the narator is free of the pendulum the walls start to close, pushing the narator closer to the pit. 
  • The narrator is freed after the french liberate the prison, right before the walls got too close and pushed him in the pit. 
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