The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:|
slope toward the north. Stones kicked by its flying hooves fell
over the brink of the quarry and lost themselves in the dark without
any sound of striking bottom; but Carter ignored the perils of
that scanty path as he raced breathlessly after the flying steed.
Soon the left-behind cliffs resumed their course, making the way
once more a narrow lane; and still the traveller leaped on after
the yak whose great wide prints told of its desperate flight.
Once he thought he heard the hoofbeats of the frightened beast,
and doubled his speed from this encouragement. He was covering
miles, and little by little the way was broadening in front till
he knew he must soon emerge on the cold and dreaded desert to
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath