This is the classic horror tale from H.P. Lovecraft about the mystery of the cult of Cthulhu, conjuring up a dark and terrifying world. An island appears from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean during an earthquake. The buildings don’t seem to be built in a recognisable way to the crew of a small vessel who have the misfortune to land on the island and encounter the dreadful squid-dragon creature. The only survivor is brave enough to steer his boat straight at the monster, tearing it to pieces, however when he looks around the creature is recombining itself somehow.
The cult of Cthulhu is practised in remote parts of the world. When the earthquake starts, people who’ve had contact with the cult go insane and have terrible nightmares.
There is little dialogue in this story and it’s almost all description, telling the reader not showing them.