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Quandary Resolution 6474
hairshirt, slough of despond, trepidation, nodus

While it might seem to represent a nodus in the evolution of this tale, to relate that, dressed only in a hairshirt, with hands manacled to a chain which passed through an iron ring embedded in the stone ceiling above his head; that suspended thus, his legs barely long enough for him to take his weight on his toes, and from iron cuffs fastened to each ankle, they were secured by a chain which ran through loops on those cuffs to iron rings embedded in the stone floor; and seemingly filled with trepidation at his dire predicament and quite understandably cast into the slough of despond, with only the bleakest prospects of survival ahead of him, Peter Boo WS, Edinburgh Solicitor par excellence, flexed his right eyebrow in concentration and with one flick of his wrists and kick of his feet, with one bound miraculously yet swiftly freed himself and set about making his daring escape from the Duke of Albany's notorious Torture Chamber of Horrors!

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