“Night of Battle”. First published in Fight Stories in March 1932. Howard earned  $60.00 for the story. Published again with the byline Mark Adam in the same magazine in the Fall 1942 issue and the title was changed to “Shore Leave for a Slugger”.

In a letter (#183) to Tevis Clyde Smith, November 1931 we learn:

I sold Byrne a Costigan story recently — $60 this time. He’s been cutting my rates steadily. By God, if he falls below that, I’ll give the series to Street & Smith — and I suppose get it rejected. I thought when he hit the $75 level it was the limit.

The story was most likely “Night of Battle” which he got $60.00 for. Sent to Fight Stories circa October/November 1931.

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