Bran Mak Morn, King of the Picts, vows vengeance on Titus Sulla, a Roman governor, after witnessing the crucifixion of a fellow Pict. He seeks forbidden aid from the Worms of the Earth, a race of creatures who Bran Mak Morn’s ancestors banished from their kingdom centuries ago. They were once men, but millennia of living underground caused them to become monstrous and semi-reptilian.

Searching for a contact with these creatures, Bran Mak Morn encounters a witch who lives in a secluded hut, shunned by her neighbors, who was born from a sexual encounter between one of the “Worms” and a human woman. The witch’s price for helping him is “one night of love” which her human-half craves – as men in general are repelled by her reptilian traits. Bran Mak Morn, though also himself repelled, agrees to pay the price. In exchange, she tells him of a barrow where “The Black Stone”, a religious artifact of great importance to the “Worms”, is hidden.

Contents

  • 580 • Buccaneers of Venus (Part 1 of 6) • [Grandon • 3] • serial by Otis Adelbert Kline (book publication as The Port of Peril 1949)
  • 580 •  Buccaneers of Venus (Part 1 of 6) • interior artwork by J. Allen St. John
  • 604 • Worms of the Earth • [Bran Mak Morn] • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 604 •  Worms of the Earth • interior artwork by Jayem Wilcox
  • 625 • The Bleeding Mummy • [Jules de Grandin] • novelette by Seabury Quinn
  • 625 •  The Bleeding Mummy • interior artwork by Jayem Wilcox
  • 645 • Spawn of the Shadows • novelette by William H. Pope
  • 645 •  Spawn of the Shadows • interior artwork by Jayem Wilcox
  • 660 • The Whistle • short story by Ralph Milne Farley
  • 661 •  The Whistle • interior artwork by Jayem Wilcox
  • 668 • Last Jest • poem by Kirk Mashburn
  • 669 • Vampire Village • short story by Edmond Hamilton [as by Hugh Davidson]
  • 669 •  Vampire Village • interior artwork by Jayem Wilcox
  • 678 • Penalty • poem by Cristel Hastings
  • 679 • The Phantom Hand (Part 5 of 5) • serial by Victor Rousseau
  • 679 •  The Phantom Hand (Part 5 of 5) • interior artwork by T. Wyatt Nelson
  • 693 • The Supernumerary Corpse • short story by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 698 • This Side of the Curtain • short story by Renier Wyers
  • 704 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 704 • Frankenstein (Part 7 of 8) • [Frankenstein] • serial by Mary Shelley (book publication as Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus 1818) [as by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley]
  • 712 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 712 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, November 1932) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 712 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1932) • essay by Mrs. Tom Burnell
  • 712 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1932) • essay by Frederick John Walsen
  • 712 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1932) • essay by Harold Dunbar
  • 712 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1932) • essay by Lester Anderson
  • 712 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1932) • essay by Robert Bloch
  • 712 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1932) • essay by Claude H. Cameron
  • 714 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1932) • essay by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 714 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1932) • essay by Eduard L. Klein
  • 714 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1932) • essay by Freda Crusius
  • 714 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1932) • essay by Elsie Meyer
  • 714 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1932) • essay by Mrs. Helen Sontag
  • 715 • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, November 1932) • essay by uncredited
  • 716 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1932) • essay by Hazel Portelli
  • 716 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1932) • essay by E. L. Mengshoel
Publisher :Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year :November 1932
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Format :Pulp
Pages :144
Cover :J. Allen St. John
Illustrations :Se above

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Weird Tales 1932 November

Bran Mak Morn, King of the Picts, vows vengeance on Titus Sulla, a Roman governor, after witnessing the crucifixion of a fellow Pict. He seeks forbidden aid from the Worms of the Earth, a race of creatures who Bran Mak Morn’s ancestors banished from their kingdom centuries ago. They were once men, but millennia of living underground caused them to become monstrous and semi-reptilian.

Searching for a contact with these creatures, Bran Mak Morn encounters a witch who lives in a secluded hut, shunned by her neighbors, who was born from a sexual encounter between one of the “Worms” and a human woman. The witch’s price for helping him is “one night of love” which her human-half craves – as men in general are repelled by her reptilian traits. Bran Mak Morn, though also himself repelled, agrees to pay the price. In exchange, she tells him of a barrow where “The Black Stone”, a religious artifact of great importance to the “Worms”, is hidden.

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