Weird Tales/Volume 28/Issue 3
|A SECRET METHOD FOR THE MASTERY OF LIFE|
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|Volume 28||CONTENTS FOR OCTOBER, 1936||Number 3|
|Cover Design||J. Allen St. John|
|Illustrating a scene in "Isle of the Undead"|
|Isle of the Undead||Lloyd Arthur Eshbach||259|
|An uncanny tale of the fate that befell a yachting party on the awful island of living dead men|
|The Lost Temples of Xantoos||Howell Calhoun||276|
|The Opener of the Way||Robert Bloch||277|
|A tremendous tale of dread doom in a forgotten tomb beneath the desert sands of Egypt|
|Witch-Burning||Mary Elizabeth Counselman||288|
|The Lost Door||Dorothy Quick||289|
|An alluring but deadly horror out of past centuries menaced the life of a young American|
|Doom of the House of Duryea||Earl Peirce, Jr.||304|
|A powerful story of stark horror, and the dreadful thing that happened in a lone lodge in the Maine woods|
|The Tree of Life||C. L. Moore||315|
|A tale of the planet Mars and a terrible monstrosity that called its victims to it from afar|
|Red Nails (end)||Robert E. Howard||334|
|A three-part serial story of a weird roofed city and the strangest people ever spawned|
|R. E. H.||R. H. Barlow||353|
|Verse, a tribute to the late Robert E. Howard|
|The Doors of Death||Arthur B. Waltermire||354|
|A strange and curious story about a banker whose only fear was that be might he buried alive|
|The Secret of Kralitz||Henry Kuttner||361|
|A story of the shocking revelation that came to the twenty-first Baron Kralitz|
|Weird Story Reprint:
The Great Keinplatz Experiment
|Arthur Conan Doyle||366|
|A weird-scientific story by a late British writer|
|Our readers exchange opinions about this magazine|
Published monthly by the Popular Fiction Publishing Company, 2457 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, Ind. Entered as second-class matter March 20, 1923, at the post office at Indianapolis, Ind., under the act of March 3, 1879. Single copies, 25 cents. Subscription rates: One year in the United States and possessions, Cuba, Mexico, South America. Spain, $2.50; Canada, $2.75; elsewhere, $3.00. English office: Otis A. Kline, c/o John Paradise, 86 Strand, W. C. 2, London. The publishers are not responsible for the loss of unsolicited manuscripts, although every care will be taken of such material while in their possession. The contents of this magazine are fully protected by copyright and must not be reproduced either wholly or in part without permission from the publishers.
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FARNSWORTH WRIGHT, Editor.
Copyright, 1936, by the Popular Fiction Publishing Company,
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WEIRD TALES ISSUED 1st OF EACH MONTH
COMING NEXT MONTH
From the black woods beside the trail rose a shriek of blood-curdling laughter. Slavering, mouthing sounds followed it, so strange and garbled that at first I did not recognize them as human words. Their unhuman intonations sent a chill down my spine.
"Dead men!" the inhuman voice chanted. "Dead men with torn throats! There will be dead men among the pines before dawn! Dead men! Fools, you are all dead!"
Ashley and I both fired in the direction of the voice, and in the crashing reverberations of our shots the ghastly chant was drowned. But the weird laugh rang out again, deeper in the woods, and then silence closed down like a black fog, in which I heard the semi-hysterical gasping of the girl. She had released Ashley and was clinging frantically to me. I could feel the quivering of her lithe body against mine. Probably she had merely followed her feminine instinct to seek refuge with the strongest; the light of the match had shown her that I was a bigger man than Ashley.
"Hurry, for God's sake!" Ashley's voice sounded strangled. "It can't be far to the cabin. Hurry! You'll come with us, Mr. Garfield?"
"What was it?" the girl was panting. "Oh, what was it?"
"A madman, I think," I answered, tucking her trembling little hand under my left arm. But at the back of my head was whispering the grisly realization that no madman ever had a voice like that. It sounded—God!—it sounded like some bestial creature speaking with human words, but not with a human tongue!...
You will not want to miss this grim novelette of stark horror—of the terrible disfigurement inflicted upon Adam Grimm by the dark priests of Inner Mongolia, and the frightful vengeance that pursued his enemy to the United States and tracked him down in the Louisiana woods. It will be published complete in the November issue of Weird Tales:
A fascinating and gripping tale of the blight that fell upon a lovely and beautiful American girl—a tale of Jules de Grandin, ghost-breaker, occultist, and master of the supernatural.
A vivid weird tale about a masquerade ball, and a grim figure clad in formal black, who mingled with the dancers but did not dance.
The strange tale of a man who communed too closely with things from beyond space—a shuddery tale of stark horror.
A grim tale of the weird terror that wrought ghastly death and panic at Brubaker Farm—by the author of "Loot of the Vampire."
A shuddery graveyard tale, through which blows an icy breach of horror, like a chill wind from the tomb.
What ghastly fate pursued the dweller in that vermin-infested old mansion in Louisiana?—the story of a weird doom.
November WEIRD TALES
|Out October 1|