Airy Persiflage

The Fungi from Yuggoth, by HP Lovecraft, Ninth Reading, Parts 27-30

July 8, 2020

The Fungi From Yuggoth

I haven't recorded in a while and wanted to catch up with the Yuggoth Project.  The Great Plague reading of THE FUNGI FROM YUGGOTH is nearing an end.  In this 9th reading, I read parts 27, 28, 29 and 30.  Only one more reading to go, I think.

XXVII. The Elder Pharos
In the sight of Leng, the narrator sees a ray of blue light that is said to come from a pharos in a stone tower where the last Elder One lives and talks to a figure with a yellow mask.

XXVIII. Expectancy
The narrator views an alluring light in the horizon where a 'breathless vague expectancy' shines across city spires and forests, that he claims makes life worth living.

XXIX. Nostalgia
The narrator enters a shore where he describes birds flying off and looking for an old shore that was their home in an endless horizon of ocean, and the shore has actually been sunken by alien polyps.

XXX. Background
The narrator goes to a village after seeing a light there, and finds that it's familiar to him from an old dream, inhabited by wraiths, who all respectfully give him space 'for eternity', seemingly recognizing him.

Previous Reads:

First Reading Parts 1 & 2: The Book and Pursuit
Second Reading Parts 3 & 4: The Key and Recognition
Third Reading Parts 5 & 6: Homecoming and The Lamp
Fourth Reading Parts 7-9: Zaman's Hill, The Port & The Courtyard
Fifth Reading Parts 10-14: The Pigeon Flyers, The Well, Hesperia & The Star Winds
Sixth Reading Parts 15-18: Antartakos, The Window, A Memory & Gardens of Yin
Seventh Reading Parts 19-22: The Bells, Night Gaunts, Nyarlathotep & Azathoth
Eighth Reading Parts 23-26: The Mirage, The Canal, St. Toad's & The Familiars

Thank you for your patience thus far.  


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