what does it mean? (The Pit and the Pendulum)

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hi, I have just finished reading The Pit and the Pendulum and I really enjoyed thestory until I got to the end. You see, poorly educated as I am in such things, I didn't understand was happening at the end. the part "There was a discordant hum of human voices! There was a loud blast as of many trumpets! There was a harsh grating as of a thousand thunders! The fiery walls rushed back! An out-stretched arm caught my own as I fell, fainting, into the abyss. It was that of General Lasalle. The French army had entered Toledo. The Inquisition was in the hands of its enemies." I think it means he has been rescued but i am not sure.

-- Anonymous, July 11, 2001


Yes,he was rescued . . . and just in the nick of time.

-- Anonymous, July 11, 2001

some people think that when he fainted, he dreamed of being rescued and was not actually rescued. its all in the reader's interpretation.

-- Anonymous, October 08, 2001

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