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Vocal Qualities Peculiar to Beasts – “The Call Of Cthulhu” – H. P. Lovecraft

November 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Description, Writing

There are vocal qualities peculiar to men, and vocal qualities peculiar to beasts; and it is terrible to hear the one when the source should yield the other. Animal fury and orgiastic licence here whipped themselves to demoniac heights by howls and squawking ecstasies that tore and reverberated through those nighted woods like pestilential tempests from the gulfs of hell.

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