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The Second Interment
Posted by: Minicthulhu (IP Logged)
Date: 15 October, 2016 01:21PM
There is a passage in the final part of "The Second Interment" which reads:

"He thought that he was lying captive in some Inquisitorial vault whose roof, floor and walls were closing upon him with appalling speed, were crushing him in their adamantine embrace."

I wonder if Smith thought of "The Pit And The Pendulum" by Poe or "The Iron Shroud" by William Mudford. My money┬┤s on Mudford. :-)

Re: The Second Interment
Posted by: Ancient History (IP Logged)
Date: 15 October, 2016 06:06PM
I'd say Arthur Machen's "The Novel of the Iron Maid," maybe.

Re: The Second Interment
Posted by: Minicthulhu (IP Logged)
Date: 16 October, 2016 06:30PM
"A Terrible Strange Bed" (1852) by Wilkie Collins also deals with a hellish and insidious mechanism crushing the victim.



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