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oubliette July 14, 2011

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bottomless pit into which certain prisoners were thrown, too deep for their cries to be heard, and there left to perish and be forgotten


“ A dark passage near the head of the stairway leads to the crown of a deep circular oubliette, which is constructed in the thickness of the wall and has no window or any other entrance than this passage. ”

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