The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Herbert West: Reanimator by H. P. Lovecraft:|
manager of a circus at the neighbouring town of Bolton was questioned,
but he swore that no beast had at any time escaped from its cage.
Those who found the body noted a trail of blood leading to the
receiving tomb, where a small pool of red lay on the concrete
just outside the gate. A fainter trail led away toward the woods,
but it soon gave out.
The next night devils danced on the roofs
of Arkham, and unnatural madness howled in the wind. Through the
fevered town had crept a curse which some said was greater than
the plague, and which some whispered was the embodied daemon-soul
of the plague itself. Eight houses were entered by a nameless
Herbert West: Reanimator