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"Not long after I had inaugurated Weird Tales, I had a call by Houdini at my Chicago office; he expressed more than usual enthusiasm for the magazine and the meeting resulted in a friendship lasting until his untimely death a few years later. He often regaled me with experiences of his that rivaled anything I had ever read in books. Several of these I published but they were written in such a prosaic style that they evoked little comment. However, one day he unfolded one astounding story of a trip to Egypt that I knew only a Lovecraft could do justice to. Lovecraft did a masterful job on the outline and details I sent him but asked not to have his name associated with publication."Adding to the above story was the fact that Lovecraft wrote the story shortly before his marriage to Sonia Greene. In best slapstick fashion, HPL managed to lose the manuscript, and to meet his deadline, the story was rewritten on his wedding night, with Sonia doing the typing.