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**********The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

**********The cell heats up further and begins to flatten into a narrowing diamond so that the narrator will eventually be forced into the pit. The narrator clings to the heated walls but is ultimately forced to the brink of the pit and screams in despair. As he is about to fall in, however, he hears voices and trumpets as the walls return suddenly to their normal shape. Having just led the French army into Toledo and beaten back the forces of the Inquisition, General Lasalle rushes in and catches the fainting narrator by the arm before he falls into the pit

Can you please, visualize a character at this stage of the story, with details of the character.

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There is an intense heat as the walls close in. The walls seem like ends of a huge vice pressing him into the darkness. The man looks down into the bottomless pit. This will most certainly be his end, a plunge into the darkness of Hell. Then a light. The man looks up and sees a man, an angel. It is a soldier in reverent uniform clutching his hand with strong grip.