Dagon and Other Macabre Tales - The Temple Summary & Analysis

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The Temple Summary

"The Temple" is the story of a Karl Heinrich von Altberg-Ehrenstein, Lieutenant-Commander in the Imperial German Navy, a captain of a German submarine during World War I. The story claims to be the log of the captain found of the cost of the Yucatan. The story begins with the submarine destroying a British freighter, Victory. According to the log, Altberg allows the crew of the freighter to man their escape ships in front of his cameras and then, after the cameras are turned off, the submarine opens fire on the British sailors and kills them. The submarine then submerges. Once the submarine surfaces again, they find one of the British sailors still clinging to the hulk of the sub. On the man they find an ivory carving of a strange looking man. One of the officers on the German submarine takes...

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