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:|
half-material, alien things that festered in earth's nether abysses
and against whose wind-like, invisible forces the trap-doors were
sealed and the sleepless sentinels posted.
I remained awake
all night, but by dawn realised how silly I had been to let the
shadow of a myth upset me. Instead of being frightened, I should
have had a discoverer's enthusiasm.
The next forenoon I told
the others about my find, and Dyer, Freeborn, Boyle, my son, and
I set out to view the anomalous block. Failure, however, confronted
us. I had formed no clear idea of the stone's location, and a
Shadow out of Time