We believe that this letter leaves cause for rebuttal on the part of Messrs. Smith and Lovecraft.
And we did have Lovecraft, Weinbaum, Howard, and others of whom the same thing can be said.
Mr. Lovecraft has succeeded in condensing the ancient horror and weirdness into a great article.
We'll bet that most Smith and Lovecraft fans really believed in the existence of these books (as did the editor).
I must say, however, that it was quite a help in giving an illusion of reality to Lovecraft's stories, and Smith's.
Like a great many of the recruits, Lovecraft was completely ignored for several months.
We'll wager Mr. Lovecraft is well satisfied with this issue.
Lovecraft came from pure-blood stock, and he is the last male descendant of that family in the United States.
The Allgoods have been a military line, and this may account for Lovecraft's militarism and belief in the justice of war.
I see no reason why Lovecraft should condemn Ackerman for not liking Smith.