It has long been rumored that the nine ladies

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stone circle perched high upon Stanton Moor in Derbyshire has been the scene of hideous rites associated with the worship of a pithecanthropoid being, which was documented so well by Bram Stoker, in his classic The Lair of the White Worm.

Indeed, upon close examination of the third stone, counted widdershins from the north, the remains of a rude runic script can be seen. Certain scholars have attributed the script to the mad arab, Abdul Alhazred, whose famous accursed couplet has struck fear and loathing into the hearts of the peasant folk from nearby Belper. Whatever the source, the translation is reproduced here for the perusal of the wise and the corruption of the innocent.

That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die

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