How did Corrie ten Boom describe the old wooden bench where she hides her Bible in The Hiding Place?  

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When Corrie ten Boom was sent to the German concentration camp Ravensbruck along with her sister Betsie in 1944, they had with them Corrie's Bible. Ravensbruck was a work camp, not an extermination camp, and while Corrie and Betsie were lined up with the other prisoners to be processed, the prayers Corrie spoke to the God of the Jewish faith led her to a wooden bench in a deserted toilet and shower room. There she found what she described as an old wooden bench crawling with roaches. It was that roach-covered wooden bench that gave her a hiding place for her Bible that was hanging in a pouch strung round her neck.

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