The Pit And The Pendulum.


The Illustrations to Tales of Mystery and Imagination, by Edgar Allen Poe, by Harry Clarke, 1919. Click for full size.

"They swarmed upon me in ever-accumulating heaps."

“They swarmed upon me in ever-accumulating heaps.”

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  1. Raucous Indignation says

    “They swarmed upon me in ever-accumulating heaps.” ??

    Even swarmed with rats and death approaching, the fingers are held just so.

  2. says

    Yes. He’s holding that rat in such an artful manner, with the tail delicately entwined, making a ring on one finger. It’s not easy to do that with a rat.

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