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Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III THE MOON ROCK "I DO not intend to tell you now," Throckmartin continued, "the results of the next two weeks, nor of what we found. Later?if I am allowed, I will lay all that before you. It is sufficient to say that at the end of those two weeks I had found confirmation for many of my theories. "The place, for all its decay and desolation, had not infected us with any touch of morbidity ?that is not Edith, Stanton, or myself. But Thora was very unhappy. She was a Swede, as you know, and in her blood ran the beliefs and superstitions of the Northland?some of them so strangely akin to those of this far southern land; beliefs of spirits of mountain and forest and water werewolves and beings malign. From the first she showed a curious sensitivity to what, I suppose, may be called the 'influences' of the place. She said it 'smelled' of ghosts and warlocks. "I laughed at her then "Two weeks slipped by, and at their end the spokesman for our natives came to us. The nextnight was the full of the moon, he said. He reminded me of my promise. They would go back to their village in the morning; they would return after the third night, when the moon had begun to wane. They left us sundry charms for our 'protection,' and solemnly cautioned us to keep as far away as possible from Nan-Tauach during their absence. Half-exasperated, half-amused I watched them go. '' No work could be done without them, of course, so we decided to spend the days of their absence junketing about the southern islets of the group. We marked down several spots for subsequent exploration, and on the morning of the third day set forth along the east face of the breakwater for our camp on Uschen-Tau, planning to have everything in readiness for the return of our men the next day. "We landed j...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217393287
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 5 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217393284
Publisher Date: 12 Oct 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 98
Series Title: English
Weight: 191 gr
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