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The Honor of the Game

Circa November/December 1930 Howard was working on the second draft of a collaborative story with Tevis Clyde Smith which probably was titled ‘The Honor of the Game’. There is no known story extant with this title.

The Mogul Elephant (untitled 1st draft)

“The Mogul Elephant,” an unpublished first draft by Robert E. Howard later revised into “The Dragon of Kao Tsu,” is a tale of adventure, intrigue, and deception set against the exotic backdrop of the Far East. The story follows Wild Bill Clanton, a man of questionable morals, as he navigates through a complex plot involving theft, murder, and a valuable ivory elephant.

The Scalp Hunter

The Scalp Hunter. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins. This short story was altered slightly to become chapter 8 of the novel, A Gent From Bear Creek.


Names in the Black Book

In “Names in the Black Book,” Steve Harrison, a tough detective, finds himself embroiled in a sinister plot involving a list of doomed individuals in a dangerous and mysterious quarter of the city. The story intertwines fear, intrigue, and dark forces as Harrison confronts a familiar enemy thought long dead.

For the Honor of the School

“For the Honor of the School” is a play with slightly uncertain authorship, first published in the Yellow Jacket, volume XIII, number 10, at Howard Payne College. This comedic play portrays a humorous and chaotic situation involving the college faculty forming a makeshift football team to uphold the honor of their school.ayne College.

Champ of the Forecastle

Featuring Steve Costigan. The alternate titles are ‘The Champion of the forecastle’ and ‘Champ of the seven seas’. First published in Fight Stories, volume 3, number 6 November 1930. Published under the pseudonym Mark Adams in Fight Stories volume 5, number 8.

The Bull Dog Breed

‘The Bull Dog Breed’ is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the February 1930 issue of Fight Stories. Alternative titles: ‘You got to kill a bulldog’ published with the pseudonym Mark Adam.

Beyond the Black River

“Beyond the Black River” is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian. First published in Weird Tales magazine, May-June 1935. The story was republished in the collections King Conan (Gnome Press, 1953) and Conan the Warrior (Lancer Books, 1967). It has since been published a numerous times in many languages. It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan’s battle against a savage tribe of Picts in the unsettled lands beyond the infamous Black River.

The Feud Buster

A tale about Breckinridge Elkins from 1935. First published in Actions Stories June, 1935. This short story was altered slightly to become Chapter 6 of A Gent From Bear Creek.