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:|
- for here, in cold, incontrovertible realism, there stood out
against a background of sand certain worn-down, water-ridged,
storm-weathered blocks of stone whose slightly convex tops and
slightly concave bottoms told their own story.
And when I studied
them with a magnifying glass I could see all too plainly, amidst
the batterrings and pittings, the traces of those vast curvilinear
designs and occasional hieroglyphs whose significance had become
so hideous to me. But here is the letter, which speaks for itself.
49, Dampier St.,
Pilbarra, W. Australia,
Shadow out of Time