¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The bridge is divided into two passages, one leading to the chamber of the “Council of ten”, and the other, to the “Council of three”, narrow dark and massive, thence into the cells, where the prisoners were in total darkness, all very similar. We stop before the doors and stoop to look in, like into a Dog Kennel, through a square aperature [sic] about a yard high, over which at the highth of ones head is a Kind of stovepipe hole just large enough for the Keepers arm to pass in the food. These “stovepipe” holes over the solid iron doors, opened into the narrow dark halls, and an empty room without bed of any kind was a counterpart to the cheerfulness. Stopping before different Kennels our Guide designated the cells of Doges, Dukes, Generals +c- And at an end of one of these halls was a place for secretly strangling the victim, or of cutting off his head, and a few feet farther the sloping floor met the outer wall and arranged to carry off the blood, while beside it a square opening received the bodies.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 In the 3rd story of the Palace, beside the door leading into the antichamber [sic] of the “three inquisitors” , is a small hole in the wall, formerly covered by a Lyons head in marble, into