Chapter 6

TheDunwichhorroritselfcamebetweenLammasandtheequinoxin1928,andDrArmitagewasamongthosewhowitnesseditsmonstrousprologue. Hehadheard,meanwhile,ofWhateley’sgrotesquetriptoCambridge,andofhisfranticeffortstoborroworcopyfromtheNecronomiconattheWidenerLibrary. Thoseeffortshadbeeninvain,sinceArmitagehadissuedwarningsofthekeenestintensitytoalllibrarianshavingchargeofthedreadedvolume. WilburhadbeenshockinglynervousatCambridge; anxiousforthebook,yetalmostequallyanxioustogethomeagain,asifhefearedtheresultsofbeingawaylong. 

EarlyinAugustthehalf-expectedoutcomedeveloped,andinthesmallhoursofthethirdDrArmitagewasawakenedsuddenlybythewild,fiercecriesofthesavagewatchdogonthecollegecampus. Deepandterrible,thesnarling,half-madgrowlsandbarkscontinued; alwaysinmountingvolume,butwithhideouslysignificantpauses. ThenthererangoutascreamfromawhollydifferentthroatsuchascreamasrousedhalfthesleepersofArkhamandhauntedtheirdreamseverafterwardssuchascreamascouldcomefromnobeingbornofearth,orwhollyofearth. 

Armitage,hasteningintosomeclothingandrushingacrossthestreetandlawntothecollegebuildings,sawthatotherswereaheadofhim; andheardtheechoesofaburglar-alarmstillshrillingfromthelibrary. Anopenwindowshowedblackandgapinginthemoonlight. 

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