He remained standing at the edge of the pit
that the Thing had made for itself, staring at its strange appearance, astonished chiefly at its unusual shape and colour, and dimly perceiving even then some evidence of design in its arrival.
In the centre yawned the circular pit
from whose jaws I had escaped; but it was the only one in the dungeon.
Never shall I forget that trip through the pits
Day after day was the thing repeated, until I was on the verge of madness; and then, as I had done in the pits
of the Warhoons, I took a new, firm hold upon my reason and forced it back into the channels of sanity.
In that case my end would be no more certain, though infinitely more horrible and painful, for in the pits
I should be subjected to cruel vivisection.
He who is called Turan was found seeking entrance to the city and was enticed to the pits
They had laughed at the old navigator's child-like credulity; and yet here stood himself, Bassett, on the rim of an excavation for all the world like the diamond pits
of South Africa.
Mounds where the grass was rank and high, and where brambles, dock-weed, and such-like vegetation, were confusedly heaped together, they always avoided; for dismal stories were told in that country of the old pits
hidden beneath such indications.
After, feeling the carpet in the most serious manner possible, and discovering nothing more here or anywhere else, they went down to the corresponding box on the pit
Again, as on the preceding day, I had recourse to earthly tactics, and swinging my right fist full upon the point of his chin I followed it with a smashing left to the pit
of his stomach.
They ARE stinging you--they are poisoning your soul--they are dragging you down into a dark bottomless pit
, where you will sink for ever, and for ever, and for ever, further away from light and God.
The gloom which surrounded that horrible charnel pit
, which seemed to go down to the very bowels of the earth, conveyed from far down the sights and sounds of the nethermost hell.