The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:|
about unsuspected and forbidden sources to which Poe may have
had access when writing his Arthur Gordon Pym a century ago. It
will be remembered that in that fantastic tale there is a word
of unknown but terrible and prodigious significance connected
with the antarctic and screamed eternally by the gigantic spectrally
snowy birds of that malign regionís core. "Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!"
That, I may admit, is exactly what we thought we heard conveyed
by that sudden sound behind the advancing white mist-that insidious
musical piping over a singularly wide range.
We were in full
flight before three notes or syllables had been uttered, though
At the Mountains of Madness