at the same moment there came a sound resembling the wuick opening and as a rapid closing of a door over heard while a faint gleam of light flashed suddenly through the gloom and as suddenly through the gloom and as suddenly faded away
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This selection is from Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum. The protagonist is in a room that is pitch black. He cannot see anything except the opening and closing of a door. He can see hear the occasional opening and closing of a door and a moment of light before the door closes.