|“||Sometimes they come at me with knives. Funny knives, like a pepper shaker full of . . . full of razors.||„|
Malachai James Farrow was a character who appeared in Peter J. Evans' 2013 novel Feeders from Within.
Farrow was a soldier who served in the Pancho Villa Expedition of 1916-17 alongside his friend Mark Harrigan. When their squad was separated from the main force and pursued by Villistas, they took refuge on a rocky hillside. While looking for a means to escape, the squad came across an unusual opening in the side of the hill and investigated, hoping to find a route which lead away from the Villistas.
Delving deep into the cave, the group came across a cavern which was home to a bizarre machine attended by a number of Mi-go who promptly attacked. Fending them off and destroying the machine, Farrow and Harrigan were able to escape, although all of the other soldiers were apparently killed.
Returning to the United States, Farrow was institutionalised in Arkham Asylum where he was treated by Dr. Eric Hardstrom for two years and seven months with little progress. After his discharge he travelled to Providence, Rhode Island, where he lived for a few years before checking himself into the Lemarchand Institute with what little money he had for more psychiatric help. Dr. Carolyn Fern treated him, and slowly discovered his fear of monsters with knives for hands.
After a few months, Farrow once again discharged himself, and three days later was found by the police, mutilated and murdered in an back alley with what appeared to be a multi-bladed knife.