The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:|
that some of the beings made experimental settlements, though
their main centers were transferred to the nearest sea bottom.
Later maps, which display the land mass as cracking and drifting,
and sending certain detached parts northward, uphold in a striking
way the theories of continental drift lately advanced by Taylor,
Wegener, and Joly.
With the upheaval of new land in the South
Pacific tremendous events began. Some of the marine cities were
hopelessly shattered, yet that was not the worst misfortune. Another
race - a land race of beings shaped like octopi and probably corresponding
to fabulous prehuman spawn of Cthulhu - soon began filtering down
At the Mountains of Madness