Wednesday, June 8, 2011

MONSTROUS BAT


MONSTROUS BAT
"She affirm'd, and her good neighbours likewise, that it had been borne to her, and took oath that she did not know by what manner it had come upon her, for it was neither Beast nor Man but like to a monstrous Bat with human face. It made no sound but look'd at all and sundry with baleful eyes. There were those who swore that it bore a frightful resemblance to the Face of one long dead, one Richard Bellingham or Bollinhan who is affirm'd to have vanished utterly after consort with Daemons in the country of New Dunnich. The horrible Beast-Man was examined by the Court of Azzizes and the which then burnt by Order of the High-Sherif on the 5th of June in the year 1788."
H.P. Lovecraft & August Derleth, The Lurker At the Threshold

5 comments:

  1. Hi Mike

    I am just checking your stuff here and it is amazing!!! I am also an enthusiastic of Lovecraft's works and I can see how much of passion is in your drawings. You have a new follwer from now!!!
    Congratulations.

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  2. Examining the bat anecdote that Lovecraft did write, with the text that Darleth wrote, it is curious how little this account figured in the novel as a whole.

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