Glenn Lord came up with the title of “Restless Waters” for the untitled typescript, but then later came across a letter (#101) from REH to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1929, in which REH mentions a story he wrote titled “The Fear at the Window,” and Glenn said he thought this might be the correct title for this short story. There is no indication as to where it was submitted.

The story tells a sad tale of broken love and backstabbing. A rude ship captain decides to marry off his daughter to an older man just to get a big dowry. To make it happen, he sets up the man his daughter loves, accuses him of rebellion, and gets him killed. But the story ends with the dead lover getting his revenge.

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