I was listening to Edgar Allan Poe's 'Pit And The Pendulum' read by Christopher Lee a while ago, suddenly my ears pricked up to the following piece of text taken from the story.
"The figures of the judges vanished, as if magically,
from before me; the tall candles sank into nothingness; their flames went out
utterly; the blackness of darkness supervened."
Does that brief passage put you in mind of anything? I have not
read 'The Pit And The Pendulum' for many years, but when I heard this brief
passage spoken, I was instantly reminded of a scene in 'A Change of Mind, when
sat before the members of the Committee, suddenly the lights go out in the
chamber, leaving Number 6 in total darkness. And when the lights come back on
again, it is as though the members of the Committee had vanished, as if
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