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:|
its source, we entered an archway from which much debris had been
cleared; resuming our trail blazing - with an added paper supply
taken with curious repugnance from one of the tarpaulin bundles
on the sledges - when we left daylight behind.
As the glaciated
floor gave place to a litter of detritus, we plainly discerned
some curious, dragging tracks; and once Danforth found a distinct
print of a sort whose description would be only too superfluous.
The course indicated by the penguin cries was precisely what our
map and compass prescribed as an approach to the more northerly
tunnel mouth, and we were glad to find that a bridgeless thoroughfare
At the Mountains of Madness