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The Pit and The Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

Nevertheless, he manages to pull his thoughts together for long enough to find a potential solution. He spreads the remains of the oil and spice from his food onto the strap and lies still so that the hungry rats swarm his body in order to eat away at the strap.

What is the event and setting in the above?

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Hey Greta! The setting is still in the dungeon. He is tied to his plank. The event is his spreading the oils and spice from his food onto the ropes so the rats eat through the ropes thus setting him free.