Call of Cthulhu: Letters from Arkham
The Cult of Kali in the Twentieth Century: An Account of the Survival of Certain Debased Sects
By Frederick Short, 1926
English by Frederick Short, 1926
This typewritten manuscript is loose leaf and in a manila envelope with the title upon it. The manuscript contains the same information as in Freddy’s diary, telling how he discovered the Thuggee plot to bring about the end of the world using the terrible Key of Kali and how he was convinced of its terrible potential. It tells of plans to infiltrate the sect and destroy the key.
In the envelope is also a rejection note from an editor. It reads: “Such sensationalist material is more appropriate for a pulp horror magazine than for a respected journal. Surely you cannot expect us to accept a single eye-witness account of activities as incredible as those you describe.”
The information within is the same as Uncle Freddy’s Diary and reading one confers the same as reading the other. Those who read one cannot gain any benefit or lose sanity from reading the other.
Found in the house of Frederick Short (Danvers, Massachusetts) by his nephew Chip Mathers and Mathers’ friend Professor Beaurigard Johanson on June 20, 1926, shortly after Short’s murder.