The Pit and the Pendulum Quotes

"The sentence--the dread sentence of death--was the last of distinct accentuation which reached my ears."

"In death--no! even in the grave all is not lost."

"It seemed evident that mine was not, at least, the most hideous of fates."

"The mode and the hour were all that occupied or distracted me."

"It must have been drugged; for scarcely had I drunk, before I became irresistibly drowsy."

"I was securely bound by a long strap resembling a surcingle."

"The sweep of the pendulum had increased in extent by nearly a yard."

"I slid from the embrace of the bandage and beyond the reach of the scimitar."

"I shrank back--but the closing walls pressed me restlessly onward."

"An outstretched arm caught my own as I fell, fainting, into the abyss."

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