I’m having a lot of trouble comprehending one particular line from The Shadow Over Innsmouth:

But at last I am going to defy the ban on speech about this thing. Results, I am certain, are so thorough that no public harm save a shock of repulsion could ever accrue from a hinting of what was found by those horrified raiders at Innsmouth.

The second sentence just does not compute for me. Can anyone clarify?

  • What don't you understand about that sentence? Why can't it just mean what it says? – user14111 Feb 27 at 12:23

I believe the second sentence could be summarised as saying 'There's going to be no harm to the public from hints about what was found, besides some repulsion'

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    Welcome to Literature! This answer would be much improved if you explained why it is correct, instead of expecting us to accept your claim as fact. – bobble Feb 27 at 16:21

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