After all, the strangest and maddest of myths are often merely symbols or allegories based upon truth - and old Zadok must have seen everything which went on around Innsmouth for the last ninety years.
And the greater the interval which separates them from philosophy and reason, the more strange and illusive will be the pleasure?
But the strangest of all were the people who lived in this queer country.
Strange indeed is human nature.
And then, so strange was the dream, there was a crash.