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  • [17 October: 1893]
  • Such grim musings as have been occupying my mind of late unfortunately seem
  • to suggest a possible link to the fate of my learned friend and colleague
  • Doctor Ignatius Stone. That brilliant researcher was last seen in command
  • of all his faculties whilst on an expedition to the ruins of the Sumerian
  • city of Ur, an undertaking which preceded my own work there by some eighteen
  • months. Stone was a gifted archaeologist who also dabbled, perhaps unwisely,
  • in certain areas of the occult, particularly involving the various
  • grotesqueries once worshipped as Cthonic deities by the ancient denizens of Ur.
  • Mere days before he ventured into the ziggurats of that foreboding,
  • mystery-haunted site, he had dispatched a letter to me claiming that he was
  • on the verge of a truly staggering arcane discovery at Ur which would
  • simultaneously prove the cyclical nature of human civilisation as well as
  • immediately render redundant all previous theories on the origin of man.
  • Whatever misfortune befell him within those aeons-old tombs robbed him
  • irrevocably of his sanity, for when his attendants finally managed to prise
  • open the stone door of the vast central catacomb, which had, I'm told,
  • inexplicably shut fast behind his three-man torch-bearing party, they found
  • two of the regularly stalwart men had seemingly expired of pure fright,
  • while Stone was slumped against the north wall, staring vacantly into the
  • gloom, gibbering about visitations by beings so terrible that the very
  • contemplation of their existence would sunder a man's tenuous hold on the
  • reins of sanity.
  • When I later visited him at the sanatorium in England, I found him to be a
  • tragic shell of the man I once knew, a man beset by imagined terrors and
  • ever wary of the immemo

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