The Dunwich Horror - II Summary & Analysis

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In 1913, a strange albino woman named Lavinia Whateley gave birth to a son on the eve of Candlemass. it was not apparent who the child's father was, but incest related rumors circulated. As the child was born, dogs began to frantically bark. The son, named Wilbur, was goatish in appearance. His grandfather, Old Whateley told the townsfolk that one day Wilbur would stand on the hill and shout his father's name.

Old Whateley was known to the townsfolk as the Wizard Whateley due to his interest in the occult. Years ago, Whateley got on the hill and shouted the name of Yog-Sothoth, making the hills shake. After his grandson's birth, he began buying cattle, but his cattle size never grew. Often times, people would find the discarded corpses of the cattle, bloodless and covered in sores (similar to ones that Old Whatley had).

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