The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum

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  • And with the rigorous and extensive investigation of the panel of judges and I, we declare you eligible to face our death sentence. That is our last word.
  • The thought of my life being in the hands of these people makes the room spin
  • This is why I feared to open my eyes, nothing but the eeriness of blackness accompanies me and threatens to make me go unconscious again...
  • When the pendulum is a foot from his heart. He believes rats that have gathered around him could gnaw his bindings off.The main character rubs meat juice on his bindings, and the rats chew him free. The walls around him glow red and they begin to close in.
  • After measuring the walls of what is keeping him captive, he falls and discovers a pit that forms part of the dungeon. 
  • Death by pit makes both me and my stomach unsteady, the loaf of bread and water I had earlier might have not been a good idea.
  • The main character wakes up after his bread and water tied to a bed with a pendulum hovering above 
  • He inches closer and closer to the center of the room until he's standing at the edge of the pit.Just as he's about to fall in, an arm reaches out to grab him and hes saved by a french soilder
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