The Tomb is a short story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft. 'The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.' - H.P. Lovecraft 'The Tomb' tells of Jervas Dudley, a self-confessed day-dreamer. While still a child, he discovers the entrance to a mausoleum but when he is an adult this mausoleum and the day-dreamer's state of being may cause madness to him.