This short story tells of Jervas Dudley, a self-confessed day-dreamer. While still a child, he discovers the entrance to a mausoleum, belonging to the family Hyde, whose nearby family mansion had burnt down many years previously. The entrance to the mausoleum is padlocked and slightly ajar. Jervas attempts to break the padlock, but is unable. Dispirited, he takes to sleeping beside the tomb.
This short story was a really good read. The Lovecraftian world really comes into play in this short story. And I really enjoyed it.
The writing style here was good, it was a little bit above the okay / average but still it was good and on point with the plot and the rest of this short story. But it still made you imagine in our head what you have been reading, which I really love when this happens while reading a good short story and a good book.
The plot itself a little bit disappointing but it was still enjoyable, interesting and fun to read. It could have been better because it had the potential to be better but it H.P Lovecraft didn’t really use that potential which this short story had.
However I need to give this short story points for sort of having the New England magic vibe to it which I really enjoyed in this short story.
This short story also has a vibe of the unhinged psychology. And I personally am very interested in psychology so because of that I gave this short story couple of extra points for that.
This short story wasn’t the best H.P Lovecraft story but it was interesting, enjoyable and somehow engaging.
I give this short story 4 / 5