Weird Tales/Volume 28/Issue 2
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|Volume 28||CONTENTS FOR AUGUST-SEPTEMBER, 1936||Number 2|
|Cover Design||M. Brundage|
|Illustrating a scene in "The Door into Infinity"|
|The Door into Infinity||Edmond Hamilton||130|
|An amazing weird mystery story, packed with thrills, danger and startling events|
|Lycanthropus||C. Edgar Bolen||153|
|Mask of Death||Paul Ernst||154|
|An uncanny story of the terrible doom with which Doctor Satan struck down his enemies|
|Werewolf of the Sahara||G. G. Pendarves||173|
|A tremendous tale about Gunnar the werewolf and the evil Arab sheikh El Shabur|
|The Medici Boots||Pearl Norton Swet||194|
|What malefic power did these amethyst-decorated boots from medieval Florence carry over into our own time?|
|Red Nails (part 2)||Robert E. Howard||205|
|A three-part serial story of a barbarian adventurer, and a weird roofed city, and the strangest people ever spawned|
|Swamp Demons||C. A. Butz||221|
|Death Holds the Post||August W. Derleth and Mark Schorer||222|
|A tale of the French Foreign Legion, living dead men, and an unearthly horror that struck at the bodies of soldiers in an African outpost|
|The Diary of Philip Westerly||Paul Compton||233|
|A strange, brief tale of the terrible fear engendered by a man's loathsome reflection in a mirror|
|In the Dark||Ronal Kayser||236|
|It was a story of sheer, unrelieved horror that old Asa Gregg poured into the dictaphone|
|Weird Story Reprint:
Four Wooden Stakes
|A strange story of vampires from an early issue of WEIRD TALES|
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In the sun the shadow tracery of the grille's symbolic pattern lay vividly outlined on the ground. The girl gave a little gasp of delight. She dropped Smith's hand and ran forward three short steps, and plunged into the very center of that shadowy pattern on the ground. And what happened then was too incredible to believe.
The pattern ran over her like a garment, curving to the curve of her body in the way all shadows do. But as she stood there striped and laced with the darkness of it, there came a queer shifting in the lines of black tracery, a subtle, inexplicable movement to one side. And with that motion she vanished. It was exactly as if that shifting had moved her out of one world into another. Smith stared stupidly at the spot from which she had disappeared.
Then several things happened almost simultaneously. The zoom of an airplane broke suddenly into the quiet, a black shadow dipped low over the rooftops, and Smith, too late, realized that he stood defenseless in full view of the searching ships. There was only one way out, and that was too fantastic to put faith in, but he had no time to hesitate. With one leap he plunged full into the midst of the shadow of the tree of life.
Its tracery flowed round him, molding its pattern to his body. And outside the boundaries everything executed a queer little sidewise dip and slipped in the most extraordinary manner, like an optical illusion, into quite another scene. There was no intervention of blankness. It was as if he looked through the bars of a grille upon a picture which without warning slipped sidewise, while between the bars appeared another scene, a curious, dim landscape, gray as if with the twilight of early evening. The air had an oddly thickened look, through which he saw the quiet trees and the flower-spangled grass of the place with a queer, unreal blending, like the landscape in a tapestry, all its outlines blurred.
In the midst of this tapestried twilight the burning whiteness of the girl he had followed blazed like a flame. She had paused a few steps away and stood waiting, apparently quite sure that he would come after....
You cannot afford to miss this gripping tale of the planet Mars and the terrible monstrosity that called its victims to it from afar; a tale of that intrepid man of valor whose name was Northwest Smith. This fascinating novelette will be published complete in the October issue of Weird Tales:
By C. L. Moore
A gripping, thrilling, uncanny tale about the frightful fate that befell a yachting party on the dreadful island of the living dead men.
An alluring but deadly horror out of past centuries menaced the life of the young American—a fascinating tale of a strange and eery love.
A powerful story of stark horror, and the dreadful thing that happened in a lone cabin in the Maine woods.
The Opener of the Way
By Robert Bloch
A tremendous tale about the dread doom that overtook the archeologist in that forgotten tomb beneath the desert sands of Egypt.
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