Page:Weird Tales volume 31 number 02.djvu/5

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page has been validated.


Weirdtalesfeb1938p5.png

"They scuttled off pell-mell in mortal fear."

Frozen Beauty

By SEABURY QUINN

A story of Jules de Grandin, and the weird exploit of a great Russian physician who was murdered before he could complete his daring experiment—a fascinating novelette of weird science.

The heat had been intolerable all day, but now a rain was falling, a soft and cooling summer rain that spread a gleaming black veneer across the highway pavement and marked the traffic lamps with cross-shaped fuzzy glows of green and ruby. Falling on our faces as we drove home from the club with the roadster’s canvas cover folded back it was cool and gracious, delicate and calm upon our brows as the light touch of a skilful nurse's fingers on a fever-patient's fore-

131