Monday, December 28, 2009

5 October 1935 (Saturday)

The evening of 5 October, HPL wold have scanned news articles such as these. In the meantime, he was also looking over letters from correspondents such as Derleth, Wandrei, Barlow, and RE Howard. A few months past his 45th birthday, he was probably finishing up The Diary of Alonzo Typer with William Lumley. Troubles in Ethiopia, the slight gain of the stock market that day, the baseball games, and racing results probably were a waste of paper to Lovecraft.

For the record, the baseball results for the previous day - Friday, October 4, 1935 at Wrigley Field between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs was attended by an astounding 49,350. Chicago's Hartnett hit a home run, but the Cubs still lost 2-1.

... Around the dreaded house a straggling village arose ... and in sight of the van der Heyl house, is a steep hill crowned with a peculiar ring of ancient standing stones which the Iroquois always regarded with fear and loathing. The origin and nature of the stones ... is a problem still unsolved.

The Diary of Alonzo Typer

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