Monday, November 13, 2006

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sea Monster

The Swampscott fishermen still relate
How a strange sea-monster stole their bait;
How their nets were tangled in loops and knots,
And they found dead crabs in their lobster-pots.

This was an interesting pericope from Oliver Wendell Holmes Broomstick Train of 1892 with illustrations by H. Pyle.

Very eerie and allusive of so many Lovecraft under water ... things.

When HPL was 2 years old, he sat on Holmes' lap and claimed he recalled it vividly.

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