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:|
inevitable. Dyer and Pabodie have read Necronomicon and seen Clark
Ashton Smith’s nightmare paintings based on text, and will understand
when I speak of Elder Things supposed to have created all earth
life as jest or mistake. Students have always thought conception
formed from morbid imaginative treatment of very ancient tropical
radiata. Also like prehistoric folklore things Wilmarth has spoken
of - Cthulhu cult appendages, etc.
"Vast field of study opened.
Deposits probably of late Cretaceous or early Eocene period, judging
from associated specimens. Massive stalagmites deposited above
them. Hard work hewing out, but toughness prevented damage. State
At the Mountains of Madness