Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos - The Hounds of Tindalos and The Space-Eaters Summary & Analysis

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The Hounds of Tindalos and The Space-Eaters Summary

In The Hounds of Tindalos, the narrator and protagonist, Frank, calls upon his acquaintance Halpin Chalmers. He finds Chalmers engrossed in the contemplation of a new drug, said to allow the user to view the past and future. The two characters engage in a rather adversarial discussion about the nature of science and insight. Chalmers then delivers a rather incoherent discourse on the nature of time being composed of curves and angles. Chalmers then insists on taking the drug immediately and enlists Frank's aid to write down anything notable during the drug trance. Chalmers quickly appears to have a vast visionary experience and moves rapidly through various time periods, speaking aloud as his vision continues. Chalmers then becomes frightened and agitated and insinuates that he "went too far" (p. 67) and attracted...

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