Cover by A. R. Tilburne
BLACK BARTER Robert Blocj 6
In the shadowed silence wings of evil brushed my face as I sought a means to kindle living flesh from cold, dead marble
LOUELLA GOES HOME Seabury Quinn 62
She had no education. But she knew her goal, even if the way did lead along paths of danger and doom
WINGS OF DEATH Ralph Milne Farley 92
A strange tale of a strange place, and the giant, damnable insects!
THE GEEZENSTACKS Fredric Brown 28
The little girl thought the four wax dolls were just like her family—she didn't know how right she was!
BAYNTER'S IMP August Derleth 35
When you've been in a bottle nine hundred years, said the Imp, you get out of practice, so it takes two whole days to materialize
CURSED AWAKENING Manly Banister 40
We were-people remain beneath the sea because we must. We must not go upon the land in the day, nor during the dark of the moon
NIGHT MUST NOT COME Allison V. Harding 54
The professor had uncovered the dread secret of darkness, and just before a city-wide blackout!
DEATH IN A GRAY MIST Frank Owen 81
One by one the killers were killed; it was feared that soon there would be left only the one they came to murder
HERBERT WEST: REANIMATOR H. P. Lovecraft 88
The scientist who becomes addicted to the fiendishly abnormal is himself more horrible than anything he does
SEA SHELL Leah Bodine Drake 87
SUPERSTITIONS AND TABOOS Irwin J. Weill 52
THE EYRIE AND WEIRD TALES CLUB 107
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Vol. 37. No. 1.
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LAMONT BUCHANAN, Associate Editor.