The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:|
the vast pedestals were littered with books, papers, and what
seemed to be writing materials - oddly figured jars of a purplish
metal, and rods with stained tips. Tall as the pedestals were,
I seemed at times able to view them from above. On some of them
were great globes of luminous crystal serving as lamps, and inexplicable
machines formed of vitreous tubes and metal rods.
were glazed, and latticed with stout-looking bars. Though I dared
not approach and peer out them, I could see from where I was he
waving tops of singular fern-like growths. The floor was of massive
octagonal flagstones, while rugs and hangings were entirely lacking.
Shadow out of Time