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The Pit and the Pendulum
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1. What exaggerations does the prisoner see?

2. What sorts of visions has the prisoner experienced?

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3. Where does the prisoner fear he is?

4. What were the rumors about Toledo?

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5. How does the prisoner measure his cell?

6. How does the prisoner discover the pit?

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7. What condition follows the prisoner's quenching his thirst?

8. What absorbs the prisoner's interest?

9. What change has taken place?

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10. What attracts the rats?

page 237

11. What is most frightening about the pendulum?

12. For what does the prisoner pray?

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13. What is happening to the prisoner's mind?

14. What lives even in the dungeon?

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15. What actions are part of the prisoner's plan?

16. What do the rats do?

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17. Why is the prisoner free but not free?

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18. What form does the rescue take?

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