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|Source: The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker||Editor:
The puzzles wait, each indestructible and watched over by a guardian angel - or, in this case, demon. Each guardian sees that each box reaches the hands of a prospective candidate for hell.
In making the Box, he added "to the acuity and technical genius of the Chinese... a perverse logic that was entirely his own." As it's solved, it plays a short tune that is made longer the further the solver progresses. As the fourth piece is removed, the Great Bell begins to toll ("a steady somber tolling"). When it's finally solved, it opens the Schism so that the Cenobites can cross and offer the solver their pleasures.
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