Main Fiction: “The Problem of Cell 13” by Jacques Futrelle, first published in 1905.
Narrator: Simon Hildebrandt.
“Let’s suppose a case,” he said, after a moment. “Take a cell where prisoners under sentence of death are confined—men who are desperate and, maddened by fear, would take any chance to escape—suppose you were locked in such a cell. Could you escape?”
“Certainly,” declared The Thinking Machine.