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Searching for a Lovecraft story

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:27 am
by Mikes
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,

Michael

Re: Searching for a Lovecraft story

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:37 am
by normsherman

Re: Searching for a Lovecraft story

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:34 pm
by Horrorshow
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".

Maybe. :|

Re: Searching for a Lovecraft story

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:29 am
by Mikes
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.

Thanks again guys!

Re: Searching for a Lovecraft story

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:40 pm
by Horrorshow
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Re: Searching for a Lovecraft story

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:49 am
by Mikes
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.

Thanks for the pointers, you guys rock.