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    The Void


    Can anybody tell me if the word Void has any deeper meaning here (e.g. another dimension), or whether the author simply means an empty space, emptiness? What also puzzles me is why the word capitalised.

    "Baumoff died of heart-failure, of course, obviously! I should never be so foolish as to suggest to any sane jury that, in his extraordinary, self-hypnotised, defenseless condition, he was "entered" by some Christ-apeing Monster of the Void. I've too much respect for my own claim to be a common-sensible man, to put forward such an idea with seriousness!"

    Baumoff Explosive, W.H.Hodgson, 1912

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: The Void

    The author is referring to another dimension.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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