Lovecraft continues to build his tale through the narrator Thurston, who in turn explains why Angell had recognized the young sculptor's statue. In this section, Thurston explains that his uncle had first come across mention of Cthulhu during a meeting of the American Archaeological Society twenty years prior. Inspector John Raymond Legrasse hails from New Orleans and has brought with him a relief of Cthulhu that his men had found after they'd broken up a cult meeting. Only one of the members gathered recognizes it. This is followed by Thurston recounting Legrasse's tale of how he came about it.
Lovecraft really loves portraying non-whites as animalistic and non-Christian practices as devil worship.