“Dagon” (1917) is one of Lovecraft's earlier works which, as is often the case, a drug addicted narrator to whom the horror has presented itself and
is often regarded as insane or delusional. In this case, the narrator who has survived a German U-boat attack finds himself adrift in a stolen life boat. After many days, he awakens to find the craft mired in a seaweed and ooze covered landscape, presumably
risen from the ocean depths while he slept. Venturing out, he comes across a huge hieroglyphic covered monolith which is soon joined by a monstrous aquatic being almost too terrible to describe. The narrator flees back to his boat and managesto get rescued only to have his story met with unyielding skepticism.