Chapter 10

IntheendthethreemenfromArkhamold,white-beardedDrArmitage,stocky,iron-greyProfessorRice,andlean,youngishDrMorgan,ascendedthemountainalone.Aftermuchpatientinstructionregardingitsfocusinganduse,theyleftthetelescopewiththefrightenedgroupthatremainedintheroad;andastheyclimbedtheywerewatchedcloselybythoseamongwhomtheglasswaspassedround.Itwashardgoing,andArmitagehadtobehelpedmorethanonce.Highabovethetoilinggroupthegreatswathtrembledasitshellishmakerrepassedwithsnail-likedeliberateness.Thenitwasobviousthatthepursuersweregaining.

CurtisWhateleyoftheundecayedbranchwasholdingthetelescopewhentheArkhampartydetouredradicallyfromtheswath.Hetoldthecrowdthatthemenwereevidentlytryingtogettoasubordinatepeakwhichoverlookedtheswathatapointconsiderablyaheadofwheretheshrubberywasnowbending.This,indeed,provedtobetrue;andthepartywereseentogaintheminorelevationonlyashorttimeaftertheinvisibleblasphemyhadpassedit.

ThenWesleyCorey,whohadtakentheglass,criedoutthatArmitagewasadjustingthesprayerwhichRiceheld,andthatsomethingmustbeabouttohappen.Thecrowdstirreduneasily,recallingthathissprayerwasexpectedtogivetheunseenhorroramomentofvisibility.Twoorthreemenshuttheireyes,butCurtisWhateleysnatchedbackthetelescopeandstrainedhisvisiontotheutmost.

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