It was a brilliant lecture, doctor. Brilliant.
Yeah. The best of the year.
Careful, all these bravos will go to an old phd's head.
And now, if you'll take the necronomicon and return it to the library, I'll meet you there as soon as I can.
Doctor, don't forget, we're picking you up for dinner.
I'll be there. And you take good care of that book.
You know, some of that stuff he said sort of got to me.
- It's ridiculous. - No, no. I know what you mean.
Especially those creepy people and some of the things they did.
Can you lift that?
Could I see that before you put it away?
Do you always sneak up on people like that?
Oh, my, you scare easily.
I'd really like to glance through that book, the necronomicon.
Well, that's impossible.
I've traveled a long way.
The library is closing.
- Come on. Give me five minutes. - Absolutely not.
Wait a minute, er... I don't suppose it would do any harm.
Are you crazy?
Er... why don't you take it in there?
You must be insane.
Oh, it'll be alright. He'll take care of it.
He'll take care of it? That book is priceless.
Oh, stop worrying about the book. Did you notice his eyes?
He's really got great eyes.
Nancy, what do you do?
You're giving this rarest book to the first kook that comes along.
Well, er... I-I trust him.
"Yog-sothoth is the gate, whereby the spheres meet.
"Only them from beyond can make it multiply and work.
"Yog-sothoth is the key.
"And with the gate open, the old ones shall be... "Past, present, future. All are one.
"The old ones walk serene and primal, "undimensioned and unseen.
"The old ones broke through of old and they shall break through..."
The book, please.
The book, please.
Oh, there's no need to be upset.
I was only reading it.
Have you any idea what this volume is worth?
It's one of a kind.
Of course, a generation ago, there was another copy, 40 miles from here.
Young man, I am familiar with dunwich.
You've read my paper on Oliver whateley?
He was a great man.
They hanged him.
They were fools.
Who's to say?
I'm wilbur whateley, Oliver's great-grandson.
Then, you know who I am.
Dr. Henry armitage.
Yes. It's a pleasure to meet a whateley.
- Thank you. - Doctor?
Oh, it's easy to see why you two girls were so effectively charmed.
I'm very glad to have met this young man.
We share a mutual interest.
In fact, I'd like to talk further with you.
We might learn a great deal from each other, don't you think?
About dunwich, perhaps?
Dunwich, Dr. Armitage, might appear to you as just another small town.
The people of dunwich are just like everyone else.
They're just more honest about it.
You see man as a rather dismal creature.
Yes. Why not?
Look around. You'll see what's there.
Fear, and frightened people who kill what they can't understand.
It's... late. I should be going.
Er... Dr. Armitage, I'd like permission to study the necronomicon.
For what reason, Mr. Whateley?
Well, I'm a student of the occult.
And that book is like a Bible.
A rather odious comparison.
Er... no, not really.
It's not enough to say the book is irreplaceable?
No. You're afraid.
In ancient times, that book was said to unlock the gates to another dimension, to another race of beings.
I do not share those beliefs, nor do I fully understand them.
However, I know enough about strange things not to laugh at them.
I don't have to tell you I'd take good care of it.
I'm sorry, I couldn't possibly let the book out of my hands.
I need it in my own field of study.
Dr. Armitage, will you lend me the book?
I will not.
That's your last word?
- Let me get part of that. - Oh, nonsense.
Nancy's car is here. I'll take you to the hotel.
- Good night. - Good night.
Maybe we'll meet again.
I guess I kind of put the damper on a nice evening, but... I can't stand pomposity.
I think you've made your point quite clear.
Do you know how much longer he's gonna be in town?
His last lecture's next Monday.
That's only three days. I wanted to hear one of his lectures.
You won't be here that long?
No. I have to go back to dunwich tonight.
As a matter of fact, I should get moving, or I'll miss my bus.
- What time's your bus? - 9:15.
9:15? You just missed it.
There isn't another bus until tomorrow morning.
Well, er... I could drive you.
Oh, it's too late. I couldn't let you do that.
No, no, really. I mean... I'd like to.
It's only a couple more miles, Nancy.
I hope so. We're almost out of gas.
It's past closing time.
- Oh, couldn't I have a little gas? - Okay. How much?
Can you fill it up, please?
Service with a smile.
Say, how far is the town?
Oh, it's down that way.
But we turn off right up here.
Oh, I'm sorry. I wanted to see dunwich.
It's alright. There's not much to see at night.
Besides, everything in town closes up pretty early.
One dollar? I asked you to fill it up.