Czanek, Joe

   In “The Terrible Old Man,” a thief (of Polish ancestry) who meets a bad end when he attempts to rob an old sea captain of his reputed hoard of Spanish gold and silver.

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  • The Terrible Old Man — is a very short story (less than 1200 words) by H. P. Lovecraft, written on January 28, 1920, and first published in the Tryout , an amateur press publication, in July 1921. It s notable as the first story to make use of Lovecraft s imaginary New …   Wikipedia

  • Terrible Old Man, The —    1) In “The Terrible Old Man,” the aged and eccentric former sea captain in Kingsport who is rumored by the townsfolk to be fabulously wealthy. A band of robbers who attempt to despoil the feeble old man of his supposed treasure are… …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

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