The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:|
For an instant I half regretted having lost a certain awesome
object in my stark fright - but now I know that the loss was merciful.
I can still believe my whole experience an illusion - especially
if, as I devoutly hope, that hellish abyss is never found.
took me to Perth on July 20th, though declining to abandon the
expedition and return home. He stayed with me until the 25th,
when the steamer for Liverpool sailed. Now, in the cabin of the
Empress, I am pondering long and frantically upon the entire matter,
and have decided that my son at least must be informed. It shall
rest with him whether to diffuse the matter more widely.
Shadow out of Time