A lighthouse keeper named Basil Elton engages upon a peculiar fantasy in which a bearded man piloting a mystical white ship is found sailing upon a bridge of moonlight. Elton joins the bearded man on this ship, and together they explore a mystical chain of islands unlike anything that can be found on Earth.
Another good short story from H.P Lovecraft. This short story is very poetic and parable I would say. It was super enjoyable and super engaging. And this short story really proves why H.P Lovecraft is one of the most important authors who ever lived.
The writing style was good, not as good as it was in the previous short story from H.P Lovecraft we talked about which was “From Beyond”. But the writing style was still incredible and very good.
I gotta say that this short story was more about just description of a mystical voyage which are on the a strange ship with a strange old man. But it still was very interesting and fun to read.
Its interesting because of the fact that it’s actually just a fantasy and not a typical Lovecraftian horror which you might expect.
The plot in this short story was interesting and super fun to read. Its a nice escape from the real world on the evening after work / school when you just want to have a book in your hand in your comfy spot.
This short story is kind of long but it is still super fun to read and you will be fully able to read it in one siting.
The descriptions in this short story are amazing and beautiful which really adds some extra points to this short story.
However I personally am not the biggest fan of tales and stories of the sea, but I’ve enjoyed this one.
I give this short story 4 / 5