The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

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How does the narrator describe the dungeon in "The Pit and the Pendulum"?

How does the narrator describe the dungeon in "The Pit and the Pendulum"?

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There are two descriptions of the dungeon given - one before the narrator has light by which to see it, and one after he he has been tied up and has light through the opening in the ceiling.  In his examination of the dungeon in the dark, the narrator decides that the dungeon is made of stone, smooth and slimy, and that it is about 100 yards around.  He also believes that the dungeon is circular and has a circular pit in the middle of it. 

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