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575 ctl The Pit and the Pendulum(short story) by Edgar Allan Poe

575 ctl. What part of the story did you find most suspenseful? Please explain your judgment.

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"So far, I had not opened my eyes. I felt that I lay upon my back, unbound. I reached out my hand, and it fell heavily upon something damp and hard."

This simple sentence supplies suspense. Was is a dream? A nightmare? And if it was........ what's in the bed?


The Pit and the Pendulum