Corrected entry: The location of the Krolock family crypt is at odds: In order to reach it, the castle courtyard must be crossed (which is level with the available ground), and the crypt stairs lead downwards. In order to reach the crypt via a chute, the professor and Alfred sneak their way across the castle's roofs and battlements to the chute opening in the top of a structure high above ground; and the chute descends only one or two feet before depositing Alfred (but not the professor, who gets stuck) in the crypt.
Factual error: The problem with firing a cannon on steam power is to have the boiling water build enough pressure inside the barrel, with no leaks or openings to release it before its time. The professor's scarf and the plug hammered into the fuse hole (which also flies off just before the shot) wouldn't be good enough as pressure restrainers.
Count Von Krolock: A year ago exactly on this same night we were assembled here in this very room: I your pastor, and you my beloved flock. With hopefulness in my heart I told you then that with Lucifer's aid we might look forward to a more succulent occasion. Cast back your minds. There we were, gathered together, gloomy and despondent, around a single meager woodcutter.
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