Pit and the Pendulum - so what was in the pit?

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Can someone tell me what was in the pit. What did he see that was so horrible that "any death but that of the pit" would have been preferable? Did I miss something or did Poe just leave it to our imagination?

-- Anonymous, July 23, 2001


Ralph Waldo Emerson?

-- Anonymous, July 25, 2001

There was nothing in the pit. Just other dead people.

-- Anonymous, December 01, 2004

Michale Jackson

-- Anonymous, December 07, 2004

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