Some authors have added their own play fragments to the mix, whilst others (such as James Blish and, following his lead, Lin Carter) have attempted to reconstruct the play in its entirety. It is these latter attempts at reconstruction that have defined the roles of many of the characters who, otherwise, were nothing but names in the original, as well as adding new characters such as The Child.
The following excerpt is given at the end of the story without reference as to which Act it comes from :
- Cassilda : I tell you, I am lost! Utterly lost!
- Camilla (terrified herself) : You have seen the King...
- Cassilda : And he has taken from me the power to direct or escape my dreams.
Contains further lines.
- Mentions a line near the end of Scene One (presumably of Act One) spoken by Cassilda "There will be no other king in Hastur till the King In Yellow."
- Mentions that Naotalba and Cassilda discuss the reality (or not) of Carcosa.
- Also contains an exchange (location unspecified, but some distance into the play) between Cordelia and Corydon, following a mention of The Phantom of Truth :
- Corydon : Then, sister, you have seen the face of Truth.
- Cordelia : Glimpsed - only glimpsed. For just one moment, the Mask slipped and I gazed upon the void. I knew then that I was lost. Ah! Lost indeed - lost in Carcosa! But the King opened wide his tattered cloak and took me to him.
- Camilla (urgently to Corydon) : She is mad - mad! O, let us be gone!
- Also quotes the first verse of Cordelia's Song.
Contains four verses, one of which is quoted in In Memoriam.