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Searching for a Lovecraft story

Postby Mikes » Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:27 am

Hi all

I'm wondering if only of you knowledgeable types might be able to help me out. I'm trying to remember the name of a Lovecraft story, but I've left all my books overseas so i can't look through them :(

I can't remember how the story goes, but it ends with the protagonists in a cellar, searching around in the darkness alone. He finds an open well, at the bottom of which is a humanoid creature (I believe it was hairless and white) and he's so shock he drops his flashlight and hears the creature eating it.

I'm afraid that's all I can remember. Does that ring a bell with anyone? Thanks in advance for any help,

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Re: Searching for a Lovecraft story

Postby normsherman » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:37 am

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Re: Searching for a Lovecraft story

Postby Horrorshow » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:34 pm

Michael,

I wonder if you're mixing up a couple of different HPL tales. Perhaps "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family" and "The Rats in the Walls".

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Re: Searching for a Lovecraft story

Postby Mikes » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:29 am

Thanks for the hints guys. Actually Rats in the Walls was my first port of call and Haunter in the Dark was my second (any chence to re listen to an old DC favourite), but it wasn't either of those two.

On further consideration I think it may actually be The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. I'm reading through it now, but my reading time is very limited at the moment. If it is I'll report back.

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Re: Searching for a Lovecraft story

Postby Horrorshow » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:40 pm

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Re: Searching for a Lovecraft story

Postby Mikes » Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:49 am

Better late than never (kids and work leave little time for reading), it was the Case the Charles Dexter Ward. I was wrong that the story didn't end with the character in the well, just near the end, and it wasn't white.

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