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The Phoenix on the Sword by Robert E. Howard

The Phoenix on the Sword was the first published short story for Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian character.In the timeline of Conan’s life, the tale takes place towards the end, but I chose to begin reading the tales of Conan in publication order. 373 more words

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The Hound

In my tortured ears there sounds unceasingly a nightmare whirring and flapping, and a faint, distant baying as of some gigantic hound. It is not dream—it is not, I fear, even madness—for too much has already happened to give me these merciful doubts. 2,934 more words

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The Space Eaters (4/4)

It was past midnight when the telephone rang. I laid down the book I was reading and lowered the receiver.

“Hello. Who is there?” I asked. 1,293 more words

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The Space Eaters (3/4)

Howard was writing when I entered the room.

“How is the story going?” I asked.

For a moment he ignored my question. Then he slowly turned and faced me. 1,580 more words

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The Space Eaters (2/4)

For several minutes there was no sound in the room save the scratching of his pen as it moved across the paper. For several minutes there was silence—and then the shrieks commenced. 5,090 more words

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The Space Eaters (1/4)

The cross is not a passive agent. It protects the pure of heart, and it has often appeared in the air above our sabbats, confusing and dispersing the powers of Darkness.

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The Salem Horror (2/2)

That night Carson dreamed. He awoke just before dawn with his heart racing furiously and a curious feeling of uneasiness. Within the walls and from below he could hear the furtive scurryings of the rats. 3,488 more words

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