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:|
a range of vision wider than the normal. Their blood was a sort
of deep-greenish ichor of great thickness.
They had no sex,
but reproduced through seeds or spores which clustered on their
bases and could be developed only under water. Great, shallow
tanks were used for the growth of their young - which were, however,
reared only in small numbers on account of the longevity of individuals
- four or five thousand years being the common life span.
defective individuals were quickly disposed of as soon as their
defects were noticed. Disease and the approach of death were,
Shadow out of Time