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I need a breif summary about the story "The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allen Poe, please. Thank you!

-- Anonymous, April 02, 2000


You eat poo

-- Anonymous, December 03, 2001

Well, from what I've read it's about a guy being tied down on a table and a blade swinging over him. The blade goes over the region of his heart and he does get cut at the end of this fearful packed moment. The room is narrow so even if he does escape he has a very slim chance of getting out of that room. After having some fun with the rats, he escapes and for the moment he was free. From what I figured he had about 12-15 swings before it killed him and at the rate it was going that was about a minute or so. Poe describes what's going on very well. so he must have had quite an adventure.

-- Anonymous, February 06, 2002

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