After completing the seven page first draft of “Rattle of Bones,” REH decided that the story needed another ending and he rewrote the last two pages of the typescript. The seven carbon copy pages of the first draft and the originals to the first version of pages 6 and 7 were archived.
This newsletter version appears as a text version accompanied by scans of the seven carbon copy first draft pages.
Not available for individual sale. This newsletter was provided to Friends of REH and Legacy Circle members of the Robert E. Howard Foundation. It is a limited edition and all surplus copies will be destroyed at year’s end. Included with Newsletter #1 for Robert E. Howard Foundation Legacy Circle members only are the following:
- “Wild Water” – An early draft typescript
- “Rhymes of Texas and the Old West” – Poetry chapbook
- 2007 Robert E. Howard Foundation Pin
Not available for individual sale. This newsletter was provided to Friends of REH and Legacy Circle members of the Robert E. Howard Foundation. It is a limited edition and all surplus copies will be destroyed at year’s end.
- 2 • Letter from the President (The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter #1) • essay by Rusty Burke
- 3 • Another Rattle of Bones • essay by Patrice Louinet (se notes)
- 4 • Rattle of Bones (1st draft) • short story by Robert E. Howard
|Publisher :||The Robert E. Howard Foundation|
|Year :||June 2007|
|Format :||Periodical (8.5 x 11, saddle stapled)|
First appearance of the first draft of “Rattle of Bones”
Prepared for publication by Dennis McHaney
Editor: Patrice Louinet
Saddle stapled, wraps. Page numbers include covers.
Distributed to members of The Robert E. Howard Foundation.
“Rattle of Bones” is a copy of the original Howard typescript of the first draft of the story; the typescript is on the verso (even) pages and a cleaned up copy on the recto (odd) pages.