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Painted cover of Weird Tales, dated "Oct." Featuring a naked person facing away from the viewer towards three emaciated people in red cloaks, with bats in the blue sky and other figures to either side. The captions read: "Isle of the Undead by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach"; "C. L. Moore"; "Robert Bloch"; "Dorothy Quick"; "Robert E. Howard"; and "25c".

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Whence came the knowledge that built the Pyramids and the mighty Temples of the Pharaohs? Civilization began in the Nile Valley centuries ago. Where did its first builders acquire their astounding wisdom that started man on his upward climb? Beginning with naught they overcame nature's forces and gave the world its first sciences and arts. Did their knowledge come from a race now submerged beneath the sea, or were they touched with Infinite inspiration? From what concealed source came the wisdom that produced such characters as Amenhotep IV, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, and a host of others?

Today it is known that they discovered and learned to interpret certain Secret Methods for the development of their inner power of mind. They learned to command the inner forces within their own beings, and to master life. This secret art of living has been preserved and handed down throughout the ages. Today it is extended to those who dare to use its profound principles to meet and solve the problems of life in these complex times.

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A MAGAZINE OF THE BIZARRE AND UNUSUAL

Weird Tales

REGISTERED IN U.S. PATENT OFFICE


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
Verse
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
Verse
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
The Eyrie 378
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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:


Black Hound of Death


By Robert E. Howard


———Also———

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.


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